Philosophy Beyond the “Now,” Massey University, Albany Campus, Jun. 21-22, 2019

2nd Michigan State and Massey Universities Philosophy Symposium

This conference is an invitation to come together and imagine futurities beyond this now. We invite panels and participants to take part in two days of discussion aimed at exploring and thinking beyond the “now” towards worlds other than and better than this. We encourage panels and participants interested in exploring the following: In what senses our philosophical engagements might be stuck in the ‘now’? In what ways (if any) can the ‘now’ be overcome? In what ways is it overcome? How might these, and other, questions raise important considerations for the relevance and transformative potential of our philosophical engagements? How do these questions transform the notion of philosophical engagement itself?

Day 1: Friday 21st June
Location: Albany Village Project Room 1, Albany Village, Massey University

9.00 Registration

9:30 Pōwhiri

10:00 – 10:30 MORNING TEA

10:30 – 10:45 Massey Welcome: Prof Graham Hingangaroa Smith

10:45 – 11:45 Our ancestors in nature and law: the possibilities for decolonial transformations for shared futures
Jacinta Ruru (Otago)

12:00 – 1:00 Reclaiming Māori Philosophy
Panellists: Georgina Stewart (AUT), Te Kawehau Hoskins (Auckland), Garrick Cooper (Canterbury)

1:00 – 1:45 LUNCH

1:45 – 2:45 Imagine if water failed to be wet: Examining the philosophy contained in the words that come before all else
Lee Maracle (Toronto)

2:45 – 3:45 Water as Responsibility, Epistemology, and Resistance
Panellists: Shelbi Meisnner (Georgetown), Eva Jewell (Brock), Mariaelena Huambachano (California State)

3:45 – 4:15 AFTERNOON TEA

4:15 – 4.30 Witness Summary

4.30 Karakia

Day 2: Saturday 22nd June
Location: Albany Village Project Room 1, Albany Village, Massey University

9:30 – 10:00 MORNING TEA

10:00 – 11:00 Unsettling ‘Settler Common Sense’: Creative Contestations Against the Grain of a Nation’s Commemoration
Panellists: Tina Ngata (He Tirohanga ki Tai), Jo Randerson (Captain
Cook Thinks Again), Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Jade Eriksen
(‘Refusing Performance’), and Reuben Friend (Pātaka Gallery)

11:15 – 12:15 TBA
Kinitra Brooks (Harvard/MSU)

12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH

1:15 – 2:15 Out of Place: Reclaiming Narratives of Refugee Incarceration Panellists: Behrouz Boochani (Sydney), Omid Tofighian (AUC Egypt), Neil Vallelly (Otago).

2:30 – 3:30 TBA
Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Queensland)

3:30 – 4:00 AFTERNOON TEA

4:00 – 4:30 Witness summary and closing

4:30 Karakia


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