Projects

Grants & Fellowships

2021–2024, Michał Krzykawski (US team leader), CCTS (acting as partner), Networking Ecologically Smart Territories, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020, under the coordination of professor Noel Fitzpatrick. Academic partners: Technological University Dublin (leader), Institut de recherche et d’innovation Centre Pompidou, Université Paris Lumières, University of Silesia in Katowice (CCTS), Universidad de las Artes de Ecuador and University of California, Berkeley. Non-academic partners: Dublin City Council, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), Fabryka Pełna Życia (PL), Phosphène_Disnovation (FR) and Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos (EC).

The principal aim of Networking Ecologically Smart Territories (NesT) is to test the hypothesis that digital diversification, explored as noodiversification and technodiversification as the conditions of resilience of human societies, holds the key to a reinvention of contemporary, proletarianising, industrial economics. Based on the idea of contributory research and concepts developed by Bernard Stiegler and the Collective Internation, NesT attempts to articulate local territorial situations with international concerns in the context of the Anthropocene.

2021–2024, Ania Malinowska (PI), Technologies for Love. Cultures of Feeling and Intimacy under Affective Media, Polish National Science Centre (NCN), grant name and number: OPUS 2020/37/B/HS2/01455.

The project aims to re-evaluate and describe the new cultures of feeling and intimacy that have developed alongside the increasing mediation of human interactions. Responding to the recent lockdown-related debates about the future role of technology for human relations in circumstances when the non-contact status is not an alternative but a default, this project concentrates on technological endeavors around affective programming to provide a comprehensive study of the new forms of loving which came with the new media affordances and the new physical reality that follows the advent of digital technocracy.

2020. Michał Krzykawski (PI), Re: constituer l’Europe. 2004-2019 et au-dela, the French Government Scholarship, under the supervision of professor Bernard Stiegler.

2018-2019, Ania Malinowska (PI), Feelings Without Organs. Love in Contemporary Technoculture. Fulbright Research Fellowship, The New School, New York.

2017-2018, Ania Malinowska (PI), Love and New Materialism. Polish National Science Centre (NCN), grant name and number: MINIATURA 2017/01/X/HS2/00713

2016–2020. Michał Krzykawski, Friendship and community in contemporary French thought, Polish National Science Centre (NCN), panel: Sonata.

2009–2010. Margret Grebowicz, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Scholar research fellowship, University of Dundee, UK.

2009–2010. Margret Grebowicz, The Labor of Community: Feminist and Postmodern Challenges, Fulbright Fellowship, Jagiellonian University, Department of Philosophy and Center for Advances Studies in the Humanities, Poland.

Attempted Applications

2019. CCTS acting as host institution. Dioscuri Centre for Critical Studies of AI and New Automata at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence, with professor Yuk Hui acting as PI and professor Henning Schmidgen as German partner.

Other Research Projects

2020–21. Margret Grebowicz, Residency in Situated Philosophy,  Center for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Under the title “The Public Lands Project,” the fellowship supports research in several regions administered by the National Park Service in order to map the complexities of curated–and variously bordered–wilderness spaces. The larger goal is to foster a more comprehensive understanding of American conservation institutions with fraught histories, like the NPS and the National Wilderness Preservation System. The regions in question are the Chihuahuan Desert and the Colorado Plateau.

2020–21. Michał Krzykawski (along with Anne Alombert, Université Catholique de Lille), Pænser une exosomatisation « néguanthropique ».

Realised as an open online seminar, this project aims to foster and popularise concepts developed in Bifurquer. Il n’y a pas d’alternative, edited by Bernard Stiegler and the Collective Internation (Paris, 2020). A special attention is paid to the relationship between entropy and economic process in the context of the Anthropocene and between the exosomatisation (the evolution of artificial organs) and all forms of knowledge (knowledge of how to live, how to do, how to theorize, how to design etc.) in the context of digital disruption.