Reading Guattari on the move - Bartosz Mroczkowski's workshops



ms1,  Więckowskiego 36


13/02/2018, Tuesday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Workshops led by Bartosz Mroczkowski accompany the exhibition Assemblages. Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato

We invite you to take part in the workshops titled Reading Guattari on the move. The aim of the workshop is to take a joint reading of the French thinker's texts in the context of the exhibition of works by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato entitled Assemblages.

Participants will be invited to read the selected texts of the author of The Three Ecologies using the close reading method. The proposed method consists in reading aloud by each participant selected parts of the text during the meeting. The next stage of the workshop will be a joint movement practice, aiming to embody the concepts presented by Felix Guattari and their interpretations proposed by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato.

Applications of people willing to take part in the workshops will be accepted until February 9, 2018. The texts read by the participants will be in Polish and English. Movement practices that will take place during the workshops do not involve any intense physical effort, nor do they require any prior special preparation, or education (dance, choreography, etc.) or other additional skills.

Each of the persons interested in taking part in the workshop is invited to send a short e-mail containing information about their interests and the reasons why they want to take part in the workshop at the following address: Participation in the workshop will be confirmed on February 10. The number of places is limited.

Bartosz Mroczkowski - PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań where he works on the subject of body conceptualisation and practices  in the perspective of post-humanism and new materialism (2013). Graduate in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (2011); with the diploma thesis entitled Anty-psychiatria: filozofia i praktyka [ Anti-psychiatry: Philosophy and Practice]. Founder of the web portal Machina Myśli (The Machinery of Thought) . Together with Krystyna Lama Szydłowska, he organized the transdisciplinary workshops which he called Praktyka kształtowania wiedzy w ruchu [Practice of Shaping Knowledge in Motion]. His research interests focus on post-structuralism and the issue of becoming (Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari), life in general (zoe), post-humanism, feminist critical theories, new materialism, aesthetics of existence, anti-psychiatry and the broadly understood corporeality and experimenting with it . Together with the Fundacja Sens Ruchu ( the Sense of Motion Fund), he organised a series of workshops called  Affects and Micropolitics - Pool for Practice Exchange. His essays were  published in Praktyka Teoretyczna  (Theoretical Practice), Machina Myśli ( The Machinery of Thought) , eCzasKultura  (E-TimeofCulture)   and scientific series Scripta IFK UW ( Scripta of The Institute of Classical Studies at Warsaw University).

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