Living beings and artefacts The integration of vital and technical processes
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of April 2014
Colloquium organised by the Fyssen Foundation, the Laboratory of Social Anthropology, the CNRS – Collège de France and the musée du quai Branly, Perig Pitrou (CNRS, Laboratory of Social Anthropology), Laura Rival (Oxford), Ludovic Coupaye (University College London)
This colloquium aims to employ an interdisciplinary perspective in examining the multiple forms of relationships existing between vital processes (growth, reproduction, interaction with the environment etc.) and technical processes. With the help of empirical data and case studies, the intention is to study the various methods of articulation between these processes in fields such as cosmogonic myths, ritual activity, productive practices, the incorporation of artefacts by humans and the imitation of vital processes by artefacts.
- 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
- free access, subject to available places