Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
12 participants from the U.K and U.S.A, including researchers from Social Science and Arts and Humanities contexts, artists and a computer programmer, came together for 5 days in Lynton, north Devon, to explore experimental techniques for participating with and listening to agents who lack a conventionally understood ‘voice’ in participatory practices.
Such actors might include: animals; vegetal life; objects; gods and spirits; monsters; unborn generations; and past generations. Drawing on post-humanist theoretical approaches, the retreat explored creative methods for listening to, understanding, and thinking with alternative political agencies, focusing in particular on how these methods help us conceptualize and practice forms of democratic participation.
The retreat was part of the AHRC-funded project led by Tehseen Noorani and Julian Brigstocke, in conjunction with the Authority Research Network.