Graham Harman (US) is Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo, where he has worked since 2000. He is a founding member of the Speculative Realism movement, and chief exponent of object-oriented philosophy. Harman is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award, and was ranked at #68 in the list ‘most influential figures in the international art world’ by Art Review magazine 2014. He has written eleven books, most recently Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012), Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013), and Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Political (2014). Harman is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series published by Edinburgh University Press, and (with Bruno Latour) co-editor of the New Metaphysics book series of Open Humanities Press.
Session 2: The World Beyond Humans
Thursday 26 February
14:00 - 15:15
Paradiso, Main Hall
In the book The World Without Us Alan Weisman reflects on what the planet could look like if all the humans disappeared simultaneously.