Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Care Tactics: Environmental Practice of Everyday Life

Witnessing a return to longstanding theories of sensation and perception, environmental criticism is reconsidering (or retrofitting) phenomenology for an inventive ethics and aesthetics of quotidian life. Proposing that on the basis of sentience and perception we can fashion an art of the everyday of political mettle, it displaces work of time past into the ecological crises of our moment. Turning historical objects into critical counterparts, Gilles Deleuze, Isabelle Stengers and others concerned about the “state of the world” rethink early 20th century philosophers such as A. N. Whitehead to find an ecology of practices. The aim of this paper is less to excavate or exonerate than to redeploy or redesign ways of thinking into an ethics of care.

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