VIU Lecture – Wednesday 16th, 2014

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by intern No Comments

VIU Lecture

“The World is Rooted in Air. Atmosphere, Lawscape, Spatial Justice”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 5pm, Room 1G

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Guest speaker Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster, London, and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Centre, will discuss how Air brings together but also sets apart bodies by facilitating a division between inside and outside, inclusion and exclusion, continuum and rupture. Taking inspiration in Tomas Saraceno’s glasshouse installations, this talk looks into the way air (and other elements) are partitioned in ‘glasshouses’ of atmospheric affect.

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster, London, and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Centre.

He has read Law in Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as in other European cities. He completed his LLM at King’s College, London, and his PhD at Birkbeck College, London. His research interests are radically interdisciplinary and include critical legal theory, autopoiesis, philosophy, ecophilosophy, object-oriented ontology, theology, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, geography, art, and their critical instances of confluence. He has published in the above areas.

He has permanent professorial affiliations with The Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Politics and Philosophy and the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, IUAV, Venice.

This guest lecture is part of Giovanna Marconi’s course on Globalization, Ethics, Welfare and Human Rights.

 


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