DESIS Philosophy Talk #7.1 “Designing as politics (of nature)” @Polimi

Politecnico di Milano, February 21st
Polifactory, 14:30-17:30

The DESIS Philosophy Talk “#7.1 “Designing as Politics (of nature)” is the first of a new series of talks dedicated on the topic of post-anthropocentric design. This first conversation, that will be prompted by the Politecnico di Milano PhD programme in Design, will take place on February 21st, 2019 in the city of Milano.

This DESIS Philosophy Talk will bring in conversation design research with the thinking of contemporary philosophers and anthropologists reflecting on post-anthropocentric thinking. This intellectual dialogue will be structuredthroughout an afternoon seminar curated by the Politecnico PhD programme in Design, in collaboration with the DESIS Philosophy Talks. 

This new series will tackle a particularly urgent issue emerging from current design experimentation: to be able to re-frame post-anthropocentric, non-patriarchal ways to inhabit the earth, acknowledging the radical interrelationships deeply weaving our life with the life of other non-human natural agents. 

Curators: Annalinda De Rosa, Stefano Maffei, Ezio Manzini and Virginia Tassinari
Participants: Arturo Escobar (video), Tim Ingold (video), Ilpo Koskinen, Alistair Fuad Luke, Jonathan Chapman, Pieter Jan Stappers, Gay Julier, Carlos Teixeira, Weston Baxter, Politecnico PhD programme in Design, Polimi DESIS lab and other Politecnico faculties and researchers.