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TCotA Arts Forum | Bruno Latour | reset MODERNITY


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

30 Jun 2016 5:00 pm

End Date

30 Jun 2016 6:00 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Bruno Latour, reset MODERNITY


Bruno Latour is a French sociologist of science and anthropologist and an influential theorist in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). After teaching at the École des Mines de Paris (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation) from 1982 to 2006, he is now Professor and vice-president for research at Sciences Po Paris (2007), where he is associated with the Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO).

Latour is best known for his books We Have Never Been Modern (1991), Laboratory Life (with Steve Woolgar, 1979) and Science in Action (1987). He is the recipient of the 2013 Holberg Memorial Prize, which is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for social sciences and the humanities.

Latour has curated major international exhibitions including, Iconoclash - Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art (2002) and Making Things Public - The Atmospheres ofDemocracy (2005). He is the recipient of the European Research Council Senior (ERC) grant for an inquiry into Modes of Existence (2011-2015), and is director of the médialab at Sciences Po Paris, from which he embraces the opportunity offered to social theory by the spread of digital methods, and has created, together with Valerie Pihet, a new experimental program in art and politics (SPEAP).

In this special Art Forum event Bruno will deliver a presentation reflecting on the very recent exhibition Reset Modernity, which opened in April 2016 at the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.

Image credit: Bruno Latour at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (picture alliance / dpa)

Please note this special Arts Forum is on Thursday 30 June | 5pm

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.