Rewilding Technologies: Making Contaminated Ecologies Habitable Again

This project brings together Félix Guattari’s work in The Three Ecologies (1989) with Gilles Deleuze’s work on symptomatology and control societies, and Bernard Stiegler’s work on pharmacology and digitality.

Using these threads, we turn to the notion of rewilding to address the myriad effects of technology on our worlding processes. The work of Deleuze and Guattari, as well as that of new materialist and posthuman feminists, have provided much of the philosophical grounding for thinking about the entanglements between human and nonhuman actants, which we think about in terms of the triad, technologies-contaminants-ecologies. Bringing these philosophical traditions in conversation with work on rewilding from various fields – including but not limited to that of Vinciane Despret (2004; 2012; 2021), Paul Jepson (2019), Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe (2020), Enrique Salmón (2000), Anna Tsing (2011; 2012; 2015; 2017), and global South theorists like Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (2014), Mogobe Ramose (2003) and Achille Mbembe (2022) – we aim to provide remedial theoretical and practical applications to the toxic ecologies in which we are embedded. Rewilding here thus constitutes a theory and methodology for thinking with and alongside human and nonhuman actants to address issues such as precarity, decay, and virulency.

Primary project investigators: Profs. Chantelle Gray and Jean du Toit

This project brings together Félix Guattari’s work in The Three Ecologies (1989) with Gilles Deleuze’s work on symptomatology and control societies, and Bernard Stiegler’s work on pharmacology and digitality. Using these threads, we turn to the notion of rewilding to address the myriad effects of technology on our worlding processes. The work of Deleuze and […]

Rewilding Technologies: Making Contaminated Ecologies Habitable Again

This project brings together Félix Guattari’s work in The Three Ecologies (1989) with Gilles Deleuze’s work on symptomatology and control societies, and Bernard Stiegler’s work on pharmacology and digitality.

Using these threads, we turn to the notion of rewilding to address the myriad effects of technology on our worlding processes. The work of Deleuze and Guattari, as well as that of new materialist and posthuman feminists, have provided much of the philosophical grounding for thinking about the entanglements between human and nonhuman actants, which we think about in terms of the triad, technologies-contaminants-ecologies. Bringing these philosophical traditions in conversation with work on rewilding from various fields – including but not limited to that of Vinciane Despret (2004; 2012; 2021), Paul Jepson (2019), Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe (2020), Enrique Salmón (2000), Anna Tsing (2011; 2012; 2015; 2017), and global South theorists like Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (2014), Mogobe Ramose (2003) and Achille Mbembe (2022) – we aim to provide remedial theoretical and practical applications to the toxic ecologies in which we are embedded. Rewilding here thus constitutes a theory and methodology for thinking with and alongside human and nonhuman actants to address issues such as precarity, decay, and virulency.

Primary project investigators: Profs. Chantelle Gray and Jean du Toit

This project brings together Félix Guattari’s work in The Three Ecologies (1989) with Gilles Deleuze’s work on symptomatology and control societies, and Bernard Stiegler’s work on pharmacology and digitality. Using these threads, we turn to the notion of rewilding to address the myriad effects of technology on our worlding processes. The work of Deleuze and […]

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