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‘One by walking’ gives a public digital walking seminar

Our friends at One by Walking—an international research network coordinated by Camilla Brudin Borg (University of Gothenburg), John Martin (University of Plymouth), Roger Norum (University of Oulu), Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch (Åbo Akademi), and Hanna Åberg (University of Bologna)—are hosting a free digital walking seminar:

“Envisioning Proximity Tourism with New Materialism”
16 Mars 1-2 pm. CET (zoom:

How to stay proximate with other earthly creatures?

During the talk, we share our thoughts from a joint journey that has focused on exploring possibilities of proximity tourism, proximate methodologies, and conceptualisations that enable us to stay proximate with other earthly creatures. Our journey has been driven by curiosity on how staying proximate may provide theoretical and epistemological openings to attend to the current planetary tensions and to diversify the ways we enact research – and tourism. By drawing on feminist new materialism, we weave together stories and narratives that can enhance care within multispecies communities.

Outi Rantala, Professor, Responsible Arctic Tourism, University of Lapland and Adjunct professor, Environmental Humanities, University of Turku. Her ongoing research project Envisioning proximity tourism with new materialism ( involves collaboration of tourism researchers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and ecologists. Together the group has been developing more-than-human methodologies. 

Emily Höckert, Postdoctoral researcher at the Intra-living in the Anthropocene-project, University of Lapland, Finland. Her current research is driven by a curiosity of how tourism can simultaneously mitigate the environmental crisis and adapt to the unpredictable changes ahead. 

The seminar is free and open for everyone to join.

Please, spread the information!

Are You the new Professor (chair) of Gender Studies at Utrecht University?


Chair (Full Professor) in Gender Studies (1.0 FTE) Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The Faculty of Humanities is looking for a new chair in Gender Studies with a strong, recognised international reputation, whose outstanding qualifications in research and teaching are reflected in an interdisciplinary vision of the field. The chair can articulate an inspired ambition for the development of research, teaching, and public engagement from a humanities perspective of feminist critical theory in relation to questions of diversity and inclusion for contemporary societal and institutional transformations.

The chair is expected to play a leading role in the further development of Gender Studies education and research in the context of Utrecht University’s interdisciplinary strategic themes (Institutions for Open Societies, Dynamics of Youth, and Pathways to Sustainability). In particular, the chair is willing to play a leading role in Institutions for Open Societies’ Diversity & Inclusion and Inequality platforms. As such, the new chair in Gender Studies contributes to the realisation of the strategic plans at the level of the department, the faculty, and Utrecht University, with respect to teaching, research, as well as public engagement and societal impact.

Read more about the qualifications and the full advertisment here.

DEADLINE 5 September, 2022.

SPLINTERED REALITIES: RIXC Art Science Festival 2022

Exciting! Check out SPLINTERED REALITIES: RIXC Art Science Festival 2022!

The Science Fiction Research Association Conference 2022 “Futures from the Margin” Oslo June 27-July 1

Check out the Co-Futures research group at Oslo University, and the 2022 SFRA Conference.

What do futures look like from the margins? The 2022 SFRA Conference is dedicated to visions of human futures that center and foreground the issues of those from the margins, including Indigenous groups, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, and any people whose stakes in the global order of envisioning futures are generally constrained due to the mechanics of our contemporary world. For many people around the world imagining radically different futures has a life or death quality, as their presents are beset by societal discrimination, poverty, inequality and precarity, as well as the acute effects of climate change and the global environmental crisis.. How can futures from the margins speak to power in presents?

Join us in a Midsummer Fertility Ceremony for Bladderwrack – an Invitation from (P)Art of the Biomass

During calm nights in May and June, and synched by the full moon, bladderwrack releases its eggs and sperms. If you want to pay tribute to the forests of the sea and help bladderwrack reproduce, especially in the Baltic Sea, you can help it find new homes.

You don’t need to erect an underwater Midsummer pole, as (P)Art of the Biomass did together with marine biologists Cecilia Wibjörn and Maria Bodin at Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, Sweden. The only thing you need is a large rock where fertilized eggs of bladderwrack, zygotes, can settle. Or a brush, with which you can scrub a cliff clean from green algae, below the waterline, nearby where bladderwrack grows. If there’s an abundance of green algae, bladderwrack might find it hard to find a surface where the tiny zygotes can settle and grow.

Midsummer full moon occurs the 24th of June, 8:40 p.m. (CEST/Swedish time). If it’s a calm evening, the bladderwrack will spawn. Before this happens, take a walk with us to the sea.

It’s the smell of home I guess

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Sound, voice and editing: Janna Holmstedt. Field-recordings from an intertidal zone and singing by Janice McEwen in Lofoten, Norway.

Find your way to the sea
Seek out where bladderwrack grows on hard cliffs and stones
Air-filled pods keep the algae afloat
Spongy bladders are swelling when ready to spawn
Prepare a clean, hard surface
Scrub a cliff
Sink a stone
Feel the sponginess and readiness
Smell the tangle
And for a moment, be that stone

This ceremony has been composed by (P)Art of the Biomass for the Nordic-Baltic transdisciplinary State of the Art Network in which the Posthumanities Hub is a member, and was originally posted here.

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