Dr Stefan Nowotny

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Curatorial Knowledge
Department Visual Cultures
Email s.nowotny (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 +44 (0)20 7919 7498
Dr Stefan Nowotny

Dr Stefan Nowotny was trained as a philosopher. His research focuses mainly on questions of political theory, the complexities of translation and the entanglements of historical and contemporary epistemologies and imaginaries. In recent years he has also developed an increasing interest in the affective and ethico-aesthetic dimensions of processes of subjectivation in contemporary technocapitalism. While his writing mostly deals with philosophical and political topics, he has also repeatedly collaborated with artists as well as cultural or activist associations.

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Philosophy, University of Vienna
  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Leuven (Louvain-la-Neuve)


Dr Stefan Nowotny teaches the MA Special Subject Psychopower & Subjectivity and the BA modules Patterns of Perception 1 & 2.



Nowotny, Stefan and Raunig, Gerald. 2016. Instituierende Praxen: Bruchlinien der Institutionskritik (2nd revised edition including a new introduction). Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 978-3-903046-04-7

Buden, Boris and Nowotny, Stefan. 2009. Übersetzung: Das Versprechen eines Begriffs. Vienna and Berlin: Turia + Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-535-5

Nowotny, Stefan and Raunig, Gerald. 2008. Instituierende Praxen: Bruchlinien der Institutionskritik. Vienna and Berlin: Turia + Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-513-3

Edited Book

Mennel, Birgit and Nowotny, Stefan, eds. 2014. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 978-3-9501762-7-8

Book Section

Nowotny, Stefan. 2018. Überlegungen zur Geschichte der “Gastarbeit”. In: Boris Buden and Lina Dokuzovic, eds. They'll Never Walk Alone: The Life and Afterlife of Gastarbeiters. Vienna: transversal texts. ISBN 9783903046207

Nowotny, Stefan. 2015. Ent/Grenzen, Übersetzen / Un/Bordering, Translating. In: Andrea Van der Straeten, ed. Der Käfig ist auf und der Zoo zu. Vienna: Sonderzahl. ISBN 978-3854494461

Mennel, Birgit and Nowotny, Stefan. 2014. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. In: Birgit Mennel and Stefan Nowotny, eds. Die Sprachen der Banlieues. Vienna: transversal texts, pp. 9-25. ISBN 978-3-9501762-7-8

Nowotny, Stefan. 2013. Translating Citizenship: On Some Pitfalls and the Politics of Meaning in the Definition of “Europeanness”. In: Claudia Wiesner and Meike Schmidt-Gleim, eds. The Meanings of Europe: Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 194-206. ISBN 9780415857062


Nowotny, Stefan; Fuzinato, Jelena; Esposito Yussif, Giovanna and Kaverina, Ksenia. 2016. Suspending the Archive: Interview given to Jelena Fuzinato, Giovanna Esposito Yussif and Ksenia Kaverina. CuMMA - Aalto University Helsinki, Helsinki.

Nowotny, Stefan. 2005. Es kommt darauf an. Texte zur Theorie der politischen Praxis. UNSPECIFIED.