Workshop on autopoiesis

Workshop on Autopoiesis, February 16, 10-16 in Linköping.

Through the suggested readings and individual presentations (app. 10 minutes each), the aim of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of both the history, the significance and the critical potentials of the concept autopoiesis. Please write to if you want to join, contribute or if you have suggestions for alternative reading or the structure of the workshop. The texts will be shared via dropbox.

Suggested reading:

  • Excerpt from Varela and Maturana’s Autopoiesis and Cognition: TheRealization of the Living (1972), page 63-87 (Preface by Stafford Beer, Introduction, ch. 1-2.)
  • Niklas Luhmann: ”The Autopoiesis of Social Systems” (1986)
  • Mark Hansen: ”System-Environment Hybrids” (2009)
  • Donna Haraway: ”Sympoiesis: Symbiogenesis and the Lively Arts of Staying with the Trouble”, in Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016), page 58-98





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