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PhD Works in Progress; our next EEHN PhD Lab meeting 6th February

PhD Works in Progress; our next EEHN PhD Lab meeting 6th February

Following on from our first January session and presentations from recent PhD graduates Dr Alex South and Dr Edward Christie, we’re happy to host a session featuring presentations by EEHN PhD Lab members on their own research.

Our session on Tuesday 6th February, 10.30am, (Paterson’s Land G44 – COL) will feature presentations by Yuning Chen (Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh) and Adam Frank (Philosophy, University of Dundee).

Yuning Chen is a biodesigner and PhD researcher looking into how one might design ethically with/for/through living organisms in the context of accelerating biotechnological control over life. Following theoretical frameworks such as care ethics and pragmatist ethics, she uses design fiction, theatrical experiences and participatory moral reasoning to engage the wider human and other-than-human public into her provocations.

She will be presenting her recent projects exploring concepts of more-than-human labour, practices of resistance and morality calculus of synthetic organisms after her one-year long artist residency at the Centre for Engineering Biology at University of Edinburgh.

Adam Frank is a Philosophy PhD researcher at the University of Dundee. His research employs philosophical fieldwork to explore the ethical experiences of staff and volunteers working at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, and what they can teach us about living well during this climate crisis.

The title of his presentation is ‘Get some perspective!’: Situating the Concept of Point of View.

All interested PGR students are welcome to attend! The group usually go out for coffee after the session to extend the discussion.

(Photo by TopoloGiraffe on Unsplash )


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