Ontopolitics of the Future

The Ontopolitics of the Future group is hosted by the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster in collaboration with gloknos. This reading group combines perspectives from different disciplines - including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, political theory, gender studies, STS and philosophy - to create discussions about the politics of being in late liberalism, particularly in view of challenges such as climate change and the development of artificial intelligence. Recognising that the question of what lives (or survives) in the ‘Anthropocene’ is inextricable from the question of what (or who) is recognised as an actor/agent and/or the subject of rights, the group interrogates the implications of different ways of knowing, defining, and governing existents.

This event is open to all and no registration is necessary. Once per term, the reading group will include activities such as a walk, a visit to an exhibition, or a film screening, related to the overall theme. Specific dates and activities will be fixed during the year, in conversation with members.

The selection of readings aims to reflect recent publications on the topic; we always welcome suggestions. Where possible, links are provided to online versions of readings available either for free or to University members via IDiscover/Raven; if you need access to any of these, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. All queries can be addressed to Dr. Jana Bacevic.

Ontopower - 17 January

Climate Leviathan - 31 January

Toxic Power & Nuclear Bunkers - 14 February

Global Health Security | Cryopolitics - 28 February *Please note that this session will be held in S1*

Scopic Regimes | The Machine That Ate Bad People - 14 March


Image credit: Jana Bacevic