Noetics Without a Mind

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What power do we have over power? If technologies constitute our acquired ‘power’, then how could we know how to use them? Digitalisation literally affects knowledge of every kind: how to live (life-knowledge); how to produce (work-knowledge); and how to think (conceptual-knowledge). It is on this last mode of knowledge that ‘Noetics without a Mind’ focuses. The transdisciplinary colloquium is devoted to an understanding of noesis beyond the conventional approaches. It constitutes the first step towards the establishment of a transdisciplinary consortium that will regularly assemble to examine technologically produced memories and desires. The invited speakers and participants tackle the broad and complex spectrum of a contemporary, technologically invested understanding of noesis, providing a cutting edge and truly transdisciplinary contribution that manages to initiate an in-depth discussion and re-evaluation of our (formal and informal, institutionalised and radical) pedagogies. The colloquium’s invited speakers are Gregory Seigworth, John Protevi, Susanna Paasonen, Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen, Libe García Zarranz, Valdimar J. Halldórsson, Setareh Noorani, Mariapaola Michelotto and Alina Paias.

The colloquium is organised by the Architecture Philosophy and Theory (APT) academic group and the BK Ecologies of Architecture (EoA) research group in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI).
Period25 Nov 2022
Event typeConference
LocationRotterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Philosophy of technology
  • Epistemology
  • affordances
  • pedagogies
  • Technicity
  • Assemblage Theory