Diana Coole

Matter in Place: A New Materialist Perspective

Regularly defined as matter out of place and associated ambiguously with life (soil) and death (toxic detritus), what is dirt shorn of such metaphors and value judgements? How does it circulate in place, as the material fabric of embodied everyday lives? Beyond well-meaning ecological projects for recycling it, Diana Coole asks: where and what is its constitutive or subversive contribution to human‚ÄČ/‚ÄČnon-human creation?

Lecture in English - 25 June 2015, 6.30 pm