More-Than-Human

Andrés Jaque

Lucia Pietroiusti

Marina Otero Verzier

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  • Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • Manifesta Foundation
  • Office for Political Innovation
  • the Serpentine Galleries
  • 2020
  • ISBN 9789083015293
  • 466 pages
  • Softcover
  • 24 × 17 × 4 cm

Exploring post-anthropocentric thinking, More-than-Human is a new collaborative and multidisciplinary publication from Het Nieuwe Instituut, Office for Political Innovation, General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries, and Manifesta Foundation.

The ‚More-than-Human‘ reader brings together texts by writers across a wide array of disciplines that serve to reflect on the state of post-anthropocentric thinking today. Focusing on the ecologies and technologies of climate injustice and inequalities, as well as the destructive structures lurking within anthropocentrism, ‚More-than-Human‘ proposes complex entanglements, frictions, and reparative attention across species and beings. With contributions by Rosi Braidotti, NASA History Department, Timothy Mitchell, Reza Negarastani, Filipa Ramos, and many more.

Thinking past the centrality of the human subject, the texts that compose this reader begin to imagine networks of ethics and responsibility emerging not from the ideologies of old, but from the messy and complex liveliness around and beneath us.

Rather than attempting to be a comprehensive compendium on the topic (which would be virtually impossible), More-than-Human provides a cross-section of the breadth and vitality of a literary, scientific, and conceptual milieu where multiple strands of work intersect even as they are frequently regarded as belonging to separate disciplinary discourses.

Common concerns

The book brings together a collection of 34 texts published between 1990 and 2020. They are “dis-organised” into five sections: Assemblages and Proliferations; Queering More-than-Human; Towards More-than-Human Justice; Technologies; and With and Through the More-than-Human. Reprinting these texts allows readers to explore how anthropological, legal, philosophical, poetic and scientific inquiries often share common concerns, motivations and challenges, despite the critical, ontological and methodological differences in the fields from which they have emerged.

While many of the intellectual traditions represented in this book have often been characterised as being intent on destabilising anthropocentrism and dismantling human hegemony, the discourses they constitute exceed the limitations of those claims.

The writings included here do more than just question or critique the hegemony of humans over non-humans; they undermine the very possibility of thinking about humanity as autonomous and self-determined.

Ultimately, More-than-Human is a collaborative effort spanning disciplines and institutions. Over the last few years, Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, the 12th edition of the nomadic Manifesta Biennale in Palermo initiated by Manifesta Foundation, the Office for Political Innovation in New York and Madrid, and the General Ecology project at the Serpentine Galleries in London have been developing research, public programmes, and exhibitions based on more-than-human perspectives. This book is the result of their determination to find ways to promote institutional cooperation and collective forms of knowledge production.

https://research-development.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/morethanhuman