Possibilities for Humans and Things
March 29th-30th, 2023

Call for papers deadline: September 30

Liquid society. Financial crises. Environmental catastrophes. Food Shortages. An ongoing pandemic. Ours is an age of precarity.
In the midst of an accelerated global reality, existence has become marked by a state of the precarious.
The existential thrown-ness is sealed by a latent vulnerability, blurring the boundaries between humans and things.
Uncertainty permeates historical awareness held in expectation of its own discharge.
Life on the margins thereby emerges as a condition “in spite of” that offers possibilities by opening a radical space where alternative futures can be thought.

In this symposium, we would like to discuss the diverse forms in which ‘precarity’ emerges as possibilities to conceptualize alternative modes of co-existence. In mutual interaction with both humans and things, across times and spaces.

We invite young scholars (minimum qualification is Bachelor’s degree), especially PhD candidates, post-doc and early career researchers, from all disciplines to submit abstracts that explore the presence of precarity in a range of dimensions - experienced, lived and imagined.
Interdisciplinary and boundary-crossing approaches are encouraged.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

marginalizations in precarity
(im)materialities in precarity
heritages in precarity
queernesses in precarity
environments in precarity
lifestyles in precarity

The symposium will only be in English.

Call for papers deadline: September 30

Abstract submission: We kindly ask you to submit your abstract (max 250 words) and a short bio (max 100 words)

Further information at: https://www.unive.it/pag/44832