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May 29-30, 2023: Intercorporeality in Artifactual Milieux

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PIS and the Department of Philosophy "Piero Martinetti" present:

The British Society for Phenomenology International Symposium 2023

“Intercorporeality in Artifactual Milieux”

Monday 29 afternoon – Tuesday 30 May morning 2023

University of Milan, Sala Napoleonica, Via S. Antonio, 10, Milan.


In Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s essay Le Philosophe et Son Ombre, dedicated to Edmund Husserl, we read that “the other and I are ‘organs of the same intercorporeality’”.

As bodily subjects, we occupy a space that is not neutral or merely physical and not strictly “outside” us. Rather, the interweaving of our selves passes through our bodily involvement with our and others’ sensoriums and with objects, devices, and tools.

These forms of intertwined interactions arise in selves’ lived spaces, as the very co-constitutive material elements of our intercorporeal situatedness. We invite scholars to reflect on the idea that the notion of intersubjectivity emerges from and comes back to intercorporeal experiences of the self in artifactual milieux.

Event overview:

In-person participation and online viewing.

The event is due to be held at the Palazzo Greppi in Milan. This is a beautiful ornate 18th century room, with space for 96 people to attend. An audio system and video projection screen are provided. This room is located on the first floor of the building, and there is an accessible route to the room.

Invited Speakers:

- Anna Ciaunica (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

- Tonino Griffero (University of Rome, Italy)

- Federica Buongiorno (University of Florence, Italy)

- Kristin Zeiler (Linköping Universitet, Sweden)

- Tanja Staehler (University of Sussex, UK)

- Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter, UK)

- Francesco Tava (University of the West of England, UK)


Monday 29th May


14:45-15:00 – Opening Remarks
Marcello D’Agostino, Head of the Philosophy Department

“Felt Bodies and the Sonic Dimension” (Chair: Anna Caterina Dalmasso)

15:00-15:50 - Tonino Griffero: “Resonance Effects. Exploring the Felt Body’s Communication”

15:00-15:50 - Federica Buongiorno: “Inter- or Transcorporeality? The Case of Computer Music”

16:40-17:00 – Coffee Break

“Bodies Throughout the Lifetime” (Chair: Marta Calbi)

17:00-17:50 - Anna Ciaunica: “The Co-Embodied Self: The Relational Roots of Perceptual Experiences in Early Life”

17:50-18:40 - Kristin Zeiler: “Agency as Intercorporeal and Distributed. Critical Phenomenology, Feminist Technoscience, and a Felt Sense of How One Should Attend to One’s Cognition as One Ages”

18:40-19:30 – Round Table

Tuesday 30th May

08:45-09:00 – Arrival

“Technologies, Artifacts, and Norms” (Chair: Chiara Cappelletto)

9:00-09:50 - Luna Dolezal: “The Phenomenology of the Remote Body in Medicine: Considering Shame in Telemedicine”

9:50-10:40 - Francesco Tava: “Reconsidering Human Relationality: Exploring the Role of Legal and Social Artefacts in Addressing Migration Crises”

10:40-11:00 – Coffee Break

“The Situated Corporeality” (Chair: Samuele Sartori)

11:00-11:50 - Tanja Staehler: “Intercorporeality and the Case of Playing Carcassonne”

11:50-12:40 - Nicole Miglio and Jessica Stanier: “Research Symposium as Milieu: Exploring phenomenological potential in intercorporeal scholarship”

12:40-13:30 – Closing Remarks

Programme, Abstracts, Biographies:

The BSP2023IS Programme – with speaker abstracts and biographies – is available in branded PDF format here.

For further informations please visit the webpage of the meeting on www.britishphenomenology.org.uk

Members of PIS (Performing Identities Studies), SIE (Società Italiana di Estetica), the State University of Milan Ph.D. Programme in Philosophy and Human Sciences, the Unimi Philosophy Department, as well as associated undergraduates can attend for free, both in-person and online. They will be sent voucher codes for both in-person and online attendance by email that should be used during registration on the BSP registration site for the meeting. Please write to Nicole Miglio.

Organizers: Chiara Cappelletto, Nicole Miglio, and Jessica Stanier

The meeting will be held in English.

Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences and to students of the Doctoral School “The Human Mind and its Explanations: Language, Brain, and Reasoning”.

30 May 2023
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