Speculative Futures

Friday, 6 April 2018 - 9:00am5:30pm

Slought, 4017 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Speculative Futures

A symposium and workshop exploring creative practices in health, technology and medicine in the global South

How are new geographies of experimentation and speculation remaking science and medicine? How are techno-scientific and biomedical futures imagined in and beyond the Global South? Bringing together scholars from anthropology, STS, and adjacent fields, this workshop explores how configurations of 'the South' facilitate, produce, and are taken up within new formations of science, technology, and medicine. Through three panel presentations and a public discussion and roundtable, this workshop examines contemporary and historical forms of scientific and medical speculation in the global South.

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With support from Slought; the Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages and the Center for Science, Technology, & Society at Drexel; and the School of Arts & Sciences and the Wolf Humanities Center at Penn.

Organized by Ramah McCKay (History and Sociology of Science, Penn) and Vincent Duclos (Global Studies and Modern Languages, Drexel)

Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.