IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Studying in an age of proclaimed hopelessness

03 June 2020, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Global warming. Image: Jon Tyson via Unsplash

In this webinar, Dr Joris Vlieghe proposes that studying, as it is enacted in small-scale, local and bottom-up initiatives, responds to climate change. 

This event is free.

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Alison Brady

Dr Vlieghe addresses how we can appropriately deal with the seemingly hopeless situation we face in times of climate change. 

He does so against the backdrop of the idea that education is possible only if we assume that there is no necessity in the way shape is given to our life in common (i.e. if we assume that there is hope).

Developing some ideas of Bruno Latour, he argues that this comes with a reconceptualisation of history as a post-humanist geo-history.


For more information and to sign up, please email Alison Brady at alison.brady.14@ucl.ac.uk


Image: Jon Tyson via Unsplash

About the Speaker

Dr Joris Vlieghe

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Education at KU Leuven

With Naomi Hodgson and Piotr Zamojski, Dr Jris Vlieghe recently published a ‘Manifesto for a Post-Critical Pedagogy’ (Punctum Books 2018). 

He also published ‘Towards an Ontology of Teaching: Thing-Centered Pedagogy, Affirmation and Love for the World’ (Springer 2019) with Piotr Zamojski.

He has also written on the impact of digital technologies on education and the future of the school. He is also interested in study/studying, and how study practices can offer an adequate answer to the issue of living well together on a damaged planet.