Material Relations: Nature, Subjectivity, and Love

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Material Relations is a collaborative research project working between philosophy, political theory, anthropology, performance studies, and religious history. Our goal is to imagine new frames for ethical and sustainable engagements with nonhuman materials, bodies, and creatures for the twenty-first century: an era that has repeatedly complicated conventional notions of the relationship between human and nonhuman things (e.g., environmental transformation, resource shortages, biotechnical engineering, and artificial intelligence).

Against a political and theoretical consensus that has ultimately demystified and instrumentalized the stuff that surrounds us, we hope to illuminate a strong alternative current in the history of critical discourse, one that considers amorous and erotic modes of relation between humans and nonhumans.