Ant Art Network Meeting 10 y 11 de Noviembre del 2023 Universidad de Newcastle bajo el tema “Re-worlding relations: Anthropology, art, and design” – EASA – ANT ART NETWORK “Re-worlding relations: Anthropology, art, and design” Newcastle University: 10 – 11 November
In this meeting we take up the concept of worlding to explore practices of arranging the world otherwise and to test a theoretical compass mediated by sensibility and sustainability. Worlding is an idea with a complex genealogy despite, or perhaps because of, its Heideggarian lineage which Gayatari Spivak locates as central to the maintenance of an ongoing coloniality. And yet, worlding allows us to enact a plurality of thinking and practice to contest hegemonic structures, values, and ways of being. It also centres material processes and practices as the means to glimpse how to craft alternative forms of life and relations. We wish to explore: How might anthropology, art, and design - each deeply relational modes of knowledge production and sensory experience – come together to refract the course of a universal modernity? How might such alliances propose alternative forms of organisation and living in-with the world(s)? How might anthropology, art, and design set out paths of reworlding for new sensible and sustainable relations that move us toward a pluriversal existence? How might such processes occur, be they in the studio, the academy, or virtually through digital forms? What forms of narrativisation and what kinds of knowledge might be produced by reworlding processes?
For this network meeting, we welcome academic and artistic contributions pertaining, but not limited to, the sustainability of relations and concomitant materialities of anthropological and artistic practice, extensions of worlding projects from society to ecology to aesthetics, and projects involving anthropologists and artists that propose a reworlding of relations. The workshop will take place at Newcastle University and is designed as two days of study articulated around papers, two guest speakers, and a studio practice session. Furthermore, the meeting will serve as an opportunity to organise the network’s meeting at the 2024 EASA event in Barcelona.