/// 2016

The New Centre for Research & Practice enjoyed a productive Spring/Summer 2016, which included participating in the Reinventing Horizons conference / book launch featuring Jason Adams, Katerina Kolozova, Patricia Reed, Mohammad Salemy, Nick Srnicek, and Tony Yanick, as well as organizing the Artificial Cinema exhibition in Prague; the screening of our certificate student Manuel Correa’s #artoffline documentary at the 2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival, the appearence of Victoria Ivanova, Matteo Pasquinelli, and Mohammad Salemy at Studium Generale 2016, Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s annual transdisciplinary theory program in Amsterdam; partnering with the 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016; organizing the #AGI Accelerate General Intellect conference featuring Amy Ireland, Nick Land, Reza Negerastani, Patricia Reed, and Peter Wolfendale and the Future of Mind panel at The New School for Social Research. Other New Centre events from Spring/Summer 2016 included informational sessions at Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA) in Seattle and Oregon Public House in Portland, online roundtables with Antoine Bousquet, Andrew McLuhan, Steven Shaviro, and Tiziana Terranova, as well as a reading group on the work of Isabelle Stengers. To view the complete list of our activities so far in 2016, please visit thenewcentre.org.

/// 2015

The New Centre for Research & Practice enjoyed a momentous 2015, which included a partnership with e-flux, three international conferences, twenty-two seminars, and twenty-three roundtables, reading groups, and emergency-response events. We also published our first e-book, and our organizers were interviewed for an edited collection, “Politics of Study”. In addition, we successfully placed several of our certificate students into a range of graduate degree programs, while welcoming a number of new certificate students into our program.

Over the course of Summer 2015, we partnered with e-flux to produce Superconversations, a series of responses to Supercommunity, as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. In July, we partnered with Université de Technologie de Graz & IZK Institute for Contemporary Art for the Knowledge Forms, Forming Knowledge conference, a two day conference at Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien (watch). And in August, we partnered with Deakin University (an institutional member of The New Centre) to produce Alien Aesthetics, a two day conference in Melbourne, concerned with xeno-visions, -sounds, and -mediations (watch).

In Fall 2015, we continued this pattern initially in October, via our partnership with The Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Institute, through which we broadcast a month-long seminar by Fernando Zalamea in Brooklyn entitled, “Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression” (watch). Finally, in December 2015, we partnered with e-flux to produce Machines That Matter, a conference held at e-flux’s headquarters in Manhattan.

In addition, throughout the year, we collaborated or partnered with a variety of institutions, including Center for Transformative Media at Parsons: The New School for Design, Department of Cultural Studies at University of Minnesota, Graduate Media Department at University of Buffalo, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Sociales (Bogota), Corporación Para el Desarrollo de la Educación y la Investigación Social (Bogota), FOAM Collective, Michigan Political Science Association, Newcastle University, Department of Philosophy at Aquinas College, Sydney School of Continental Philosophy, & Momenta Art.

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