Spaces of Emergent Authority: Embodiment, Materiality and the Making of Common Life
Deadline Friday 31st October, 2014.
Organized by Julian Brigstocke (Cardiff University, UK) and Leila Dawney (Brighton University, UK)
What is the relation between processes of (historical, political, technological, environmental) emergence and the material, affective and spiritual investments that attach bodies to power? (How) is authority generated when the world is experienced as perpetual process and creative force? (Why) are we bound to a fate in which spectacular violence subsumes the space of collaborative political participation, affective attachment and justice? (Where) are there vital new practices of collective life that resist such violence or generate authority as a collaborative, egalitarian art? (How) are emerging commons and practices of commoning generating creative new entanglements with material agency and more-than-human life? Conversely, (how) are emergent forms of authority contributing to new forms of domination and inequality?