Public Lecture
1 July 2019 — 14.30

Agental Matters:
Subjectivity, Biology and Politics

Professor Peg Rawes

This lecture will explore philosophical and environmental practices in which ecological relationships re-think conceptual and biological agency. It draws from the ecological, materialist and political writing practices of Rachel Carson, Donna Haraway and Jane Bennett as 'agental matters' through which human and nonhuman relations are made critical and creative.  It will consider how debates about biology and politics which come after Michel Foucault's 'biopolitics' are foregrounded in today’s issues of planetary and social justice, ethics and aesthetic practices.

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Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles hosts the first Biennale d’Architecture et Paysage d’Ile de France (Architecture and Landscape Biennale). The school occupies the former stables, or Petite Ecurie, of the Château de Versailles.

The lecture will take place at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, in the Lecture Hall, and is open to all.

5 avenue de Sceaux
78000 Versailles