Mimesis and Composition: Anthropological Perspectives on Technology and Art. Second Padua Summer School on Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Technology. September 13-19, 2020

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
September 13, 2020 to September 19, 2020
Location: 
Italy
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Social History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Philosophy

The making of a humanly built world involves many ways of weaving and drawing things together, of joining and splitting, molding and fitting. These, broadly speaking, mimetic and compositional procedures serve not only the creation of artefacts but define relations to people and things, form social bonds. Through them, we have been making and remaking ourselves – inviting perspectives from archaeology, cultural and cognitive anthropology, history and philosophy of technology, art theory, media studies, and STS.

Featured guest speakers: Tim Ingold (anthropology, Aberdeen) and Maria Muhle (philosophy, aesthetic theory, Munich) – The core faculty includes: Natascha Adamowsky (cultural and media studies, Siegen), Jacopo Bonetto (archaeology, Padova), Marcello Ghilardi (Archaeology,Padova), Fabio Grigenti philosophy, Padova), Kevin Liggieri (philosophyand history of technology, Darmstadt), Alfred Nordmann (philosophy, Darmstadt), Oliver Schlaudt (philosophy, Heidelberg, and cognitive archaeology, Tübingen), and Astrid Schwarz (philosophy and technoscience studies, Cottbus).

There are no costs for participation in the summer school. Accommodation and meals at the cafeteria will be covered. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements, however. The Summer School is open to advanced MA students, PhD candidates and postdocs from archaeology, cultural and cognitive anthropology, history and philosophy of technology, art theory, media studies, STS, and related fields.

Contact Info: 

If you are interested to explore in an interdisciplinary setting some aspect of mimesis and composition as anthropological dimensions of technology and art, send you application to nordmann@phil.tudarmstadt.de and describe your motivation and interest in English or German (two pages should be enough, plus a short CV). Deadline is 10th June 2020.