Inhuman Geographies

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 2:40 PM / 4:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Galerie 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Jonathan Bratt, Jennifer Kitson, Kevin McHugh
Chairs: Jonathan Bratt


"Being remains, like a field of forces, like a heavy atmosphere belonging to no one, universal, returning in the midst of the negation which put it aside, and in all the powers to which that negation may be multiplied."
Emmanuel Levinas, Existence and Existents, pg. 58

This session draws together papers interrogating imbrication in a world of inhuman forces: materials, molecules, granules, waves, and shimmers, free of, or resistant to, human perception and intent. 'Inhumanity' points to immersion in cosmic and planetary flux, disrupting bifurcation between the world's immediacy and its excess, carrying potential for both undoing and creation. The session aims to bring together thoughtful engagements and articulations with inhuman processes and intensities: vast, localized, and particular.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Deborah Dixon*, University of Glasgow, Between Political Geology and Geologic Politics: Mining Hashima 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Jennifer Kitson*, Rowan University, Kevin McHugh, Arizona State University, Musky Molecules & Multi-Species Matters 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Mariko Thomas*, University of New Mexico, A Cartography of roots: Using plant consciousness to understand identity and place 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Angela Sakrison*, Arizona State University, Material Diaries: Collaborating with the Materiality of Climate Change 20 3:40 PM

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