Mai 3 2022

Vortragsreihe "Fixing Futures - a Science and Technology Studies Lecture Series" // Sommersemester 2022

The future is not something that is yet to come. It's rather the cumulative effect of various practices that take place in the present. Whereas planning, projecting and predicting have been widely recognised as established future-making practices in the social sciences, recently there has been a growing interest in socio-technical arrangements that seek to anticipate more contingent futures. Such socio-technical arrangements aim to „fix futures“ in the sense that they try to simultaneously provide stability and recognise the need for repair in the context of various crises.

This joint lecture series of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, the Institute of Sociology, the Institute of Human Geography, and the Lab for Studies of Science and Technology (LaSST) brings together renowned anthropologists, human geographers and sociologists to differently respond to the claim that the contemporary moment is charcterised by a distinct future-orientation. From environmental governance to demilitarisation, the lectures will consider which futures are being fixed, the particular technologies and techniques involved in these future-making processes, and the political possibilities they open up.

Sommersemester 2022 | Mitw. 18-20 Uhr (c.t.)

Die Teilnahme ist sowohl in Präsenz auf dem Campus Westend, Seminarhaus, SH 2.105 als auch online möglich. Um Registrierung wird gebeten über ka-hiwis@em.uni-frankfurt.de


Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Fachbereich 03 Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Soziologie
Schwerpunkt Biotechnologie,
Natur und Gesellschaft

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60323 Frankfurt am Main

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