Professor Sha Xin Wei
If asked what the world is made of, we can say it’s made of objects, or we can say it’s made of stuff. This seminar takes the point of view of stuff, the stuff of which objects are made. But instead of asking what stuff the world is made of, we ask how the stuff changes, how things and relations emerge and transform. Repurposing Galileo’s legendary observation – Eppur si muove – we will read and discuss theories of dynamic, historicity, process, and temporality. Participants will bring, create and write about examples from their own practices and studies.