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Auditorium 1

9.2.2017 12:30 to 14:00 10.2.2017 10:00 to 11:30

Side Step 2017 | Lectures

Erin Manning: For a Pragmatics of the Useless
9.2. at 12.30–14.00


Miika Luoto: Matter of Translation
10.2. at 10.00–11.30


The open lectures are part of the symposium Matter and Process, organized by the Performing Arts Research Centre and the MA Programme in Choreography at the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts. Through the encounter between philosophy and art, the symposium addresses themes such as materiality and processuality relating to ecology and posthumanism.

Erin Manning is a PhD professor of philosophy and cinema at Concordia University, Montreal, as well as an artist, dancer and the director of the SenseLab network. Miika Luoto is a philosopher and translator, who is currently lecturer of philosophy and performance theory at the Theatre Academy, University of Arts, Helsinki.