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Mai 25 2022
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Konferenz im Rahmen des Cryosocieities-Projekt: "Toward a Politics of Suspension?" am 23. und 24. Juni 2022

23. Juni 2022, 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr | Casino 1.801

24. Juni 2022, 09:00 - 13:00 Uhr | Casino 1.802


In many different societal fields such as reproductive and regenerative technologies, biomedical research, transplantation surgery, conservation biology and biosecurity preparedness, cryopreservation practices have significantly affected the concepts of life and death, health and illness, (in)fertility and biodiversity. The radical and ongoing transformation of temporal trajectories they bring about is fundamentally shaping the politics of life in the 21st century, engendering novel modes of processing, enhancing and managing biological matter and social processes linked to it. To capture the profound socio-material changes and forms of control introduced by cryopreservation practices, scholars have recently proposed the terms “cryopolitics" and “suspended life."

Cryopolitics is characterized by strategies that suspend life, seeking to arrest processes of decay and dying. Arresting vital processes, moving things into limbo, and carving out spaces on the boundary between life and death are key features of this novel governance of life. This form of politics produces a dispersed landscape of cryobanking facilities and corresponding infrastructural arrangements that are detached from their original environments, generating new relations. The result is a liminal space in which cells, body parts, and DNA samples diverge from the temporality of the outside world but remain available to be reintroduced to it again.

The symposium Toward a Politics of Suspension? aims to explore and advance the theoretical proposition of “suspended life" and to better approach the questions that these new forms of politics and new practices around cryopreservation open up. In order to do this, the CRYOSOCITIES team has invited leading scholars in the field to give presentations around their work on the topic.


More information here. Please register with Viona Hartmann to attend the event.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke

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

Besucheradresse
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
Campus-Westend – PEG-Gebäude
Raum 3.G 027
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postadresse
Campus Westend
PEG - Hauspostfach 31
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 69 798 36664
lemke@em.uni-frankfurt.de

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Teamassistenz

Frau Uhrig
Raum PEG 3.G 030
Tel. +49 69 798 36660
uhrig@soz.uni-frankfurt.de