November 10-11, 2023 
Newcastle University, UK

We would like to invite contributions for the EASA Anthropology and the Arts (ANTART) network event ‘Re-worlding relations: Anthropology, art, and design’.

Guest speakers: Professor Barbara Glowczewski (French National Scientific Research Center, CNRS)
Professor Anna Maria Guasch (University of Barcelona)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 June 2023

This workshop, organised by myself, Giuliana Borea, Kiven Strohm, and Francesca Cozzolino, 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 re-worlding 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 re-worlding processes? 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 re-worlding of relations.
Please submit a 250-word abstract in English, or for an artistic contribution, an image and an abstract, to no later than 16 June 2023.

Decisions will be communicated by July 7, 2023.

  • Accommodation for two nights will be covered by the event. You need to be – or become – an EASA member to be eligible for this support.
  • Breakfast and lunch for all participants will be included.

ANTART Convenors:
  • Giuliana Borea (Newcastle University and PUCP)
  • Francesa Cozzolino (École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris and LESC/ Université de Paris Nanterre)
  • Alex Ungprateeb Flynn (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Kiven Strohm (National University of Singapore)

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Alex Ungprateeb Flynn is an Assistant Professor at the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles. Working as an anthropologist and curator, Alex’s practice explores the intersection of ethnographic and curatorial modes of enquiry. Researching collaboratively with activists, curators and artists in Brazil since 2007, Alex explores the prefigurative potential of art in community contexts, prompting the theorisation of fields such as the production of knowledge, the pluriversal, and the social and aesthetic dimensions of form.