Compact Course: Critical Techno(eco)logies

21.-25. March 2022, 10:00-16:00

Prof. Dr. Michelle Christensen (TU/UdK)
Prof. Dr. Florian Conradi (TU/UdK)


Florian Conradi

Max. 15 students

Please register by 3. March 2022 with your name, field of study and matriculation number to

Deeply entangled in an inescapable epoch of the seemingly ordinary Anthropocene, the need to radically reassemble relationships of ecologies and technologies is more vital than ever – to re/think socio-technical practices and re/design modes of convening with our companion species and environments. Within the framework of this block-seminar, we will discuss critical perspectives on the regulation, consumption and capitalization of both nature and tech, exploring posthuman approaches to interspecies sustainability. We will discover emerging phenomena on the topic, explore concepts of beyond-western-centric cosmogonies and the pluriverse, and drawing on the approaches of speculative design and critical making, we will debate and prototype alternative human-nonhuman relationships (with an open source soft/hard/wetware attitude), integrating critical thinking with designing.

– Haraway, Donna (2003). The Companion Species Manifesto. Dogs, People and Significant Otherness. Chicago, IL: Prickly Paradigm Press.

– Braidotti, Rosi (2013). ‘The Posthuman’. Cambridge: Polity Press.
– Hui, Yuk (2017). Cosmotechnics as Cosmopolitics. e-flux Journal #86, November 2017.

*Format: If pandemic circumstances permit, we plan to meet live at the Berlin Open Lab (and in its attached garden). If this should not be possible, we will meet virtually on Zoom.

UdK Berlin + TU Berlin / 2 SWS / UdK students can gain credits for this class in the framework of the module ‚Designmethoden‘ or over the Studium Generale.