Creative Posthumanism

The ‘Creative Posthumanism’ project takes the first steps to formalise a creative-critical network for Creative Posthumanism in the UK, taking advantage the UK’s status as having one of the largest creative industries sectors in the world, and building on our work with the internationally known Critical Posthumanism Network. To start, the ‘Creative Posthumanism’ project explores creative expressions of critical posthumanism in Hampshire and the West Midlands (the institutional locations of the two PIs). It aims to establish a network of thinkers and creatives in these areas who are working towards similar goals. In the long term, we want to explore definitions of a ‘creative posthumanism’ in arts practice so that we can identify a common vocabulary to tackle the cross-disciplinary issues highlighted by posthumanism. We hope to imagine posthumanism through local creative practice so that we can build our vision of a creative posthumanist network sustainably and collaboratively.

The 'Creative Posthumanism' project originally launched with ‘Being Human as Praxis’, part of Southampton's Human Worlds digital festival of the humanities (12-22 November 2020). Through a series of free online workshops, discussions, and other creative activities, ‘Being Human as Praxis’ explored different ways of examining and practicing our humanness. It also offered examples of how this praxis can change the world for the better. See the archived programme for 'Being Human as Praxis' on the MA in Global Media Management blog. Profile image by 愚木混株.

The ‘Creative Posthumanism’ project takes the first steps to formalise a creative-critical network for Creative Posthumanism in the UK, taking advantage the UK’s status as having one of the largest creative industries sectors in the world, and building on our work with the internationally known Critical Posthumanism Network. To start, the ‘Creative Posthumanism’ project explores creative expressions of critical posthumanism in Hampshire and the West Midlands (the institutional locations of the two PIs). It aims to establish a network of thinkers and creatives in these areas who are working towards similar goals. In the long term, we want to explore definitions of a ‘creative posthumanism’ in arts practice so that we can identify a common vocabulary to tackle the cross-disciplinary issues highlighted by posthumanism. We hope to imagine posthumanism through local creative practice so that we can build our vision of a creative posthumanist network sustainably and collaboratively.

The 'Creative Posthumanism' project originally launched with ‘Being Human as Praxis’, part of Southampton's Human Worlds digital festival of the humanities (12-22 November 2020). Through a series of free online workshops, discussions, and other creative activities, ‘Being Human as Praxis’ explored different ways of examining and practicing our humanness. It also offered examples of how this praxis can change the world for the better. See the archived programme for 'Being Human as Praxis' on the MA in Global Media Management blog. Profile image by 愚木混株.

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