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Critical retrievals and ontological politics

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SW1.18, First Floor, Somerset House East Wing

Strand

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WC2R 1LA

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Critical retrievals and ontological politics: New edges in sociolegal and political thinking.

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This interdisciplinary one-day workshop explores a series of innovative approaches to political and legal practice, materiality and justice. Drawing on different perspectives, the day’s animating question is: what intellectual resources can help us approach our ontological presents, pasts and futures afresh? Pursuing this question, the workshop will do three things: revisit familiar phenomena from unfamiliar angles; foreground the less examined and unattended-to parts of everyday life; and explore new diagnostic and conceptual methods that make political and legal phenomena appear as urgent matters to address.

Coffee from 9.00am

Welcome and introductions: 9.30am

Session 1 New emergent legal materialities: 10-11.30

Temporal legal pluralism – Jon Goldberg Hiller

Thinking through an emergent legal matter with a legal materialist approach. The example of 'climate justice’ - Hyo Yoon Kang

Session 2 Revisiting the politics and concepts of gender: 11-45- 1.15

The laws of social reproduction – Prabha Kotiswaran

How should we think about gender? - Davina Cooper

Lunch: 1.15-2pm

Session 3 On tools, representation and letters : 2-4.15pm

Legal recognition and its impact on alternative forms of affective ties – Valeria Venditti

Prefigurative legal practice - Mohammad Afshary

Letters – Kathy Ferguson

Reception and refreshments: 4.15-5pm

For further information, please contact Davina Cooper: Davina.cooper@kcl.ac.uk

Photo credit: Ben Kanter

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