Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

'The Space of Biopolitics' Symposium

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Green Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


Our contemporary world is witness to spatial re-configurations on an unprecedented scale: the enforcement of borders and internment camps, the displacement of populations on a scale not seen since the world wars. Towns and cities creak and groan under the pressures of outdated infrastructure, regional inequalities increase societal tensions and create new forms of politics, and the individual biological body is increasingly forced into precarious forms of existence.

The workshop seeks to interrogate the ‘space’ of this amorphous, and yet discrete, subject of biopolitics that shapes our current world from the perspectives of the Anthropocene, jurisdiction, urban design, or atmospheric living, among others, and drawing on varying academic backgrounds such as law, architecture, politics, and philosophy.