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Ambivalent Imaginaries of the Future: Ustopias in Speculative and Science Fiction


Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November 2021

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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What narrative formulas and models of representation are used today in literary and audiovisual fiction to explain the crises of recent times? How are the ustopian futures of capitalist/post-capitalist society represented in these types of narratives? The Workshop “Ambivalent Imaginaries of the Future: Ustopias in Speculative and Science Fiction” focuses on literary and cinematic imagination to address through an interdisciplinary lens – ethics and robo-ethics, philosophy, ecological thought, social and political theory– issues related to the diagnosis of the current crisis of capitalist society and its possible transformations. Sara Martín Alegre (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Carme Torras Genís (IRI-Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) are the invited speakers and, among others, the following will participate in the workshop: Helena González (ADHUC-Universitat de Barcelona); Fernando Ángel Moreno (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Mónica Martín (Universidad de Zaragoza); Lars Tønder (Københavns Universitet); Pablo Gómez Muñoz (Universidad de Zaragoza); Ana Garrido González and Katarzyna Moszczyńska-Dürst (Uniwersytet Warszawski). The workshop is coordinated by Daniel Gamper (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Katarzyna Paszkiewicz (ADHUC-Universitat de les Illes Balears) and Camil Ungureanu (UPF, IUC) and is the result of the research projects: "Cinema and Environment: Affective Ecologies in the Anthropocene" (PID2019-110068GA-I00) and “Female Defectors and Modern Pariahs” FEM2017-83974-P MINECO/AEI/FEDER, EU).


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Camil Ungureanu,
Daniel Gamper,
Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
Miguel Bestegui,
Pol Capdevilla,
Lidia María Cuadrado Payeras,
Ana Garrido González,
Pablo Gómez Muñoz,
Helena González Fernández,
Mónica Martín,
Sara Martín Alegre,
Fernando Ángel Moreno,
Katarzyna Moszczyńska-Dürst,
Mathias Thal,
Lars Tønder,
Carme Torras Genís
Universitat Pompeu Fabra;
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;
Universitat de les Illes Balears;
ADHUC-Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat;
Càtedra UNESCO Dones, desenvolupament i cultures;
Project “Cinema and Environment” PID2019-110068GA-I00) funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033;
Project “Tránsfugas y parias modernas” FEM2017-83974-P MINECO/AEI/FEDER, UE funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by FEDER Una manera de hacer Europa