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Conference Call | 5th STS-CH Meeting, University of Lausanne, 7-9 September 2020

Dear colleagues,

a gentle reminder:

Please find attached to this email the conference call for the next
Swiss STS meeting. The conference will take place at the University of
Lausanne, from ๐Ÿณ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ.

Do not hesitate to circulate the call among your networks.

We look forward to welcoming you in Lausanne.
The Organizing Committee

๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ-๐—–๐—› ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
University of Lausanne, 7-9 September 2020

๐— ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ From neglected things to arts of noticing fragility

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ
Over the past decades, in the face of natural hazards, economic
collapses, democratic deficits and other forms of daunting setbacks, a
prosperous body of literature has emerged to address the precariousness,
complexity and plurality of things, beings and their coexistence. Within
this literature emerging from Science and Technology studies, as well as
from bordering disciplines, various debates have suggested the fragility
of not only the Earth and its ecosystems, but also of large technical
systems, forms of life, human bodies and scientific knowledge. Different
scholars and researchers have argued that such cataclysms offer us
potential pathways to rethink the emergence and composition of
heterogeneous worlds, the relations between various ecologies of
possibility, so as to reconnect with non-human forms, values, actors and
species. Many of them argue for re-imagining the politics of inquiry to
develop arts of noticing the โ€œthicknessโ€ or โ€œtogethernessโ€ of the actual
and multiple worlds we inhabit.

Building on these debates, this international conference invites
contributions that engage empirically, but also methodologically or
theoretically, with fragile futures. The aim is to reassess the recent
contributions of STS and beyond to the study of emerging worlds by
gathering scholars from both inside and outside this field of research.
Through different formats (workshops, thematic panels, exhibitions, art
performances, round tables etc.), our objective is to address how such
approaches can have significant impact on the understanding of
contemporary issues such as climate change, artificial intelligence,
knowledge politics, maintenance and repair, heritage and futurism, open
innovation, migration and border studies and care practices by capturing
how they participate in reinventing worlds in the making. We welcome all
proposals that allow for fruitful exchanges, experimental collaborations
and speculative modes of engagement between academics from various
disciplines, but also with and among activists, artists, and anyone

Like former editions before the Swiss STS Meeting 2020 is intended to
encourage and promote the social, historical and philosophical study of
sciences in Switzerland. This event lasts for three days and aims at
bringing together STS scholars of all career levels.


Julio Paulos

Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology
Institut fรผr Europรคische Ethnologie
Humboldt-Universitรคt zu Berlin

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