Rosi Braidotti in the Citizen Sense "Sensing Practices" seminar series
Professor Braidotti will be discussing her ‘Afterword’ of the recently published book The Subject of Rosi Braidotti. This afterword takes the unconventional step of developing its own line of argumentation, rather than stringing together the different chapters that compose the volume. This choice is due to the specific character of the book, which is centered on the life-work of the very author of the afterword. This chapter outlines the main theoretical lines of continuity, discontinuity and change throughout Braidotti’s work. Although the general structure is chronological, the argument is conceptual and it attempts to answer the questions: what factors – both external considerations and inwards concerns – motivated the choice of themes, subjects and ideas in Braidotti’s career? What is the link between theories of nomadic subjectivity, feminist practice and trans-national networking? How do the three volumes of the nomadism trilogy relate to each other? How do embodiment and neo-materialism connect to vital affirmative politics? Is there a tension between sexual difference and Deleuzian feminism? How do these concepts connect to the posthuman predicament? The chapter intermingles theoretical with personal insights and offers an overview of Braidotti’s thought to date.
Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities in Utrecht since 2007. Her research and writing engages feminist philosophy and cultural studies. Her most recent books are: The Posthuman, Polity Press: Cambridge, 2013; Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti, Columbia University Press: New York, 2011(b); and Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, Columbia University Press: New York, 2011(a) [second ed.]. She was awarded an Honorary Degree in philosophy by the University of Helsinki in 2007 and by the Linköping University in 2013. Personal website: http://www.rosibraidotti.com
The Citizen Sense research group is hosting a year-long seminar series on “Sensing Practices.” The series attends to questions about how sensing and practice emerge, take hold, and form attachments across environmental, material, political and aesthetic concerns. Rather than take “the senses” as a fixed starting point, this seminar series instead considers how sensing-as-practice is differently articulated in relation to technologies of environmental monitoring, data gathered for evidentiary claims, the formation of citizens, and more-than-human entanglements. How might these expanded approaches to sensing practices recast engagements with experience, and reconfigure explorations of practice-based research?
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|12 Mar 2015||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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