11 August 2023
An Introduction to Micro-phenomenology Focusing on the Exploration of the More than Human
In the last decade more and more scholars from numerous disciplines of the humanities and natural sciences have started to underline that our knowledge production has been deeply biased by an anthropocentric view and that this biased perspective has substantially contributed to the climate as well as humanitarian crisis we live in.
Early on in this emerging paradigm shift, scholars, particularly from anthropology, as well as practitioners and artists of various kinds proposed retraining our own experience to include the perspective of other species. But what precisely happens if we try listening to nature, connecting with a tree, or expose ourselves to the suffering of animals? How can such experiences be subjected to scholarly investigation?
In this course, we will try approaching these questions as part of a systematic introduction to micro-phenomenology - an interview and analysis method designed to attend to, articulate and systematically map out any type of subjective experiences.
This course will provide introduction to the method as a whole and train in particular the interview technique. It will do so by focusing on an exploration of the more than human as an urgent topic of our times, and working with scientific, meditative and artistic practices developed for this purpose.
EUR 830: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1373: NON-EU/EEA citizens
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