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An Evening With: Donna Haraway, Bruno Clarke, and Rosi Braidotti

An Evening With: Donna Haraway, Bruno Clarke, and Rosi Braidotti
Donna Haraway
An Evening With: Donna Haraway, Bruno Clarke and Rosi Braidotti
Join us for a special evening in honour of evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis. Delve into her powerful theories with Donna Haraway and Bruno Clarke, hosted by Rosi Braidotti.

On December 7, 2023, feminist theorist Donna Haraway and literature-and-science researcher Bruno Clarke paid tribute to evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis. In this special edition of An Evening With, they explored Margulis’s pioneering theories of symbiosis and Gaia, discussed their implications for current research in sympoiesis and posthumanism, and celebrated the publication of Writing Gaia: The Scientific Correspondence of James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis. The event was moderated by Rosi Braidotti. A recording of this Evening With is now linked inside the New Institute announcement above.

Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) fought against the orthodoxies of genetic determinism and promoted the concept of symbiosis as the fundamental process uniting biology and ecology. Margulis also collaborated with James Lovelock to develop and promote the Gaia hypothesis, which in her view sees Gaia as the planetary sum of all symbioses.

Donna Haraway is Professor Emerita at the University of California-Santa Cruz.

Bruno Clarke is the Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor of Literature and Science Emeritus at Texas Tech University. 

Rosi Braidotti is Emerita Professor at the University of Utrecht and affiliated with the Nieuwe Instituut, where she co-initiated The New Academy.

This event was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. TU Delft organized a masterclass with Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, and Bruno Clarke on December 8, 2023, viewable here.