Lecture: Rosi Braidotti, “Posthuman Knowledge”


Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Join Harvard Graduate School of Design for a lecture by Rosi Braidotti, a Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and the founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University (2007-2016). She is also the founding professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht University (1988-2005) and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies.

This lecture is built on the assumption that we are currently situated in a posthuman convergence between the Fourth Industrial Age and the Sixth Extinction, between an advanced knowledge economy, which perpetuates patterns of discrimination and exclusion, and the threat of climate change devastation for both human and non-human entities. This convergence calls for a posthuman critical intervention in the form of intersecting critiques of western humanism on the one hand and of anthropocentrism on the other. The lecture discusses the impact of this convergence upon three major areas: the constitution of our subjectivity; the general production of knowledge; and the practice of the academic Humanities.

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