New Materialism is currently having a profound effect across disciplines. Rooted in post-marxist thinking, but spreading out on the flat ontology of networks, objects and bodies, New Materialism is an interdisciplinary discussion on the properties of matter in terms of agency, ethical responsibility and immanence.
Along with post-humanism, the Anthropocene, nonrepresentational theories and post-Deleuzian thought, New Materialism asks us to reconsider the nature of the human and the non-human, the difference between actual and virtual, the emergence of politics and law in the face of ubiquitous materiality and, above all, the new responsibilities that come with it all.
This event brings together experts from the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in order to initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue on our understanding of New Materialism’s relevance to current issues.
The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.
Organiser and Chair: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Director of the Law and Theory Lab