Call for Papers: Affects, Interfaces, Events

Venue: Godsbanen Aarhus, Denmark, 29-30 August 2018 (PhD Symposium 28 August)

Deadline for submissions: 16 April, 2018

Confirmed speakers: Brian Massumi, Erin Manning, Andrew Murphie, Susanna Paasonen

The proliferation of digital and interactive technologies in most aspects of our daily lives produces an intensified distribution of affect. Existential conditions change through affective interface foldings of bodies, subjectivities and technologies. Affects, Interfaces, Events investigates how affective interface events – on a micro- and macro-level – reinforce or challenge these changes. A major concern of the conference is to consider interface modulations on an affective, social, aesthetic, and political level.

The conference welcomes contributions (papers, designs and other interventions) that consider the affective relations involved in interface events and creations. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Transdisciplinary explorations of affect and events
  • Conceptualisations of interfaces in relation to affect and event
  • Affective interface mobilizations
  • Affective politics and governmentalisation via digital and social media
  • Affect, activism or anarchism, including strategic aesthetic practices
  • Ecocriticism, affect and the anthropocene
  • The ethico-aesthetics of affective on/offline circulation and sharing
  • Affective experiments and explorations in art and design
  • Affective urbanism, urban activism and ‘evental’ encounters
  • Affect, agency and victimhood

We already have 4 confirmed speakers and are looking forward to welcoming additional contributions. Please have a closer look at the attached CFP for more info regarding this or visit our conference website (


The conference is organised by – and takes its title from – the DFF Research Project Affects, Interfaces, Events (2015-2019), in which we are particularly interested in exploring the role of interfacial engagements and events in relation to the mobilisation and circulation of affect from a transdisciplinary perspective.


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