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The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza

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Registration is now open for “The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza”, the annual Interstices conference, which will take place 26-28 May 2017, at the University of Auckland and AUT University.
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Plenary events:

Friday 26 May — URBAN NATURES + EQUAL BY DESIGN. Architecture/planning/urbanism/geography-themed opening night, with Susan Ruddick, Beth Lord, Peg Rawes. Plus a film screening of ‘Equal by Design’, a 25 minute documentary film on equality, wellbeing, and the UK housing crisis.

Saturday 27 May — THE ARTS OF SPINOZA centrepiece plenaries with Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann, on Spinoza, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, literature, and the arts.  PACIFIC SPACES / PACIFIC SPINOZA panel on Spinoza and indigenous ontologies with Carl Mika, Albert Refiti, and Jacob Culbertson. Includes finissage reception (exhibition closing event) at ST PAUL St GALLERY.

Sunday 28 May — SPINOZA ON CITIZEN & STATE — closing plenary with Michael LeBuffe, on Spinoza’s politics and ethics. Conference concludes with a roundtable discussion on SPINOZA HERE & NOW.

To register and purchase tickets online, and for full details, please go to:
http://interstices.ac.nz/spinoza2017

PLENARIES / KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
MOIRA GATENS
– Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
MICHAEL LEBUFFE
– Baier Chair in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Otago
SUSAN RUDDICK
– Professor of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
ANTHONY UHLMANN
– Professor, Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney
Pacific Spinoza plenary panel:
JACOB CULBERTSON (via videoconferencing)
– Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Haverford College
CARL MIKA
– Tuhourangi, Ngati Whanaunga; Senior Lecturer, Education, University of Waikato
ALBERT REFITI
– Senior Lecturer, Spatial Design, Auckland University of Technology
Via videoconferencing:
BETH LORD
– Reader, Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
PEG RAWES
– Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

To register and purchase tickets online, and for full details, please go to:
http://interstices.ac.nz/spinoza2017