Linna-building lecture hall 5026-5027 (Address Kalevantie 5)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Workshop with guest professor Rebecca Coleman.
Dr. Coleman is Reader in Sociology and a Co-Director of the Methods Lab at the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths. She is also affiliated to the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths. Dr. Coleman is currently working on two projects:
- The first develops inventive methodologies for researching futurity, drawing on work in the new materialisms especially.
- The second explores repertoires through which the present is experienced and embodied, including anxiety, comfort, hope and pessimism.
Feminist New Materialist Practice Workshop
Until recently, the new materialisms have mainly constituted a conceptual field, viewed as ‘high’ theory. However, contemporary work is beginning to explore the methodological suggestiveness of new materialist thinking, developing a range of media, methods and practice research approaches that both put these insights to work, and reflect back on them, reshaping what new materialisms is, what it does and what it can do.
Feminist work has been at the forefront of these developments (e.g.Kontturi, Tiainen, Nauha and Angerer 2018, Hickey-Moody and Page 2015, Coleman, Page and Palmer forthcoming). This practice-based workshop explores feminist new materialisms through a focus on interdisciplinary and precarious research practices. The workshop will facilitate translations of ideas across different media and materials. It will involve participants experimenting with practices including creative writing and collaging, and reflecting on and discussing them as appropriate.
The experiments are understood as constituting emerging methodologies for putting new materialist thinking to work. Further, they focus on the specificities of particular practices, materials and materialisations, attending to, in Haraway’s terms, the situatedness and partiality of knowledge production and worldings
No prior experience of these practices is required or expected. This workshop has been developed with Helen Palmer and Tara Page.
The event is open to all. Welcome!
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Marjo Kolehmainen
Postdoctoral research fellow