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Message posted on 22/11/2021

IX STS-Chile Meeting: Politics of the abyss: sliding, 'patching', caring. January 12th to 14th, 2022.

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IX STS-Chile Meeting Politics of the abyss: sliding, =E2=80=98patching', caring (Santiago de Chile Online, January 12th to 14th, 2022)

An abyss invites us to speculate on limits: to imagine continuities and = possible discontinuities, but, above all, to play with the frontiers and = processes that define the perpetuation of the existing or the emergence = of something new. A politics of the abyss moves us into the field of = possibilities about the thresholds that define reiteration or difference = and, above all, the potential for re-articulation into something = diverse.=20

The politics of the abyss enliven our thinking about what holds us = stable-unstable, lurking in slippery walkways, soapy forms, swampy = geographies. These politics incite us to move, to touch, to breathe or = not to breathe. The abysses, the voids, orchestrate the unfathomable = impulses of so much corporeality that is maintained in the flow, in = resisting nothingness.

This year, we would like to invite you to place in the conversations of = the STS-Chile network meeting the question of the definition of the = limits between routines and their diversification, between the habitual = and the different. Our social awakenings and so many ecological = disasters continue to bring the cracks of extractivism and human and = more-than-human exploitations to the forefront. This challenges us in a = tone, as Joao Gimaraes Rosa would say, where: "living is a tearing and = mending", placing us in the midst of persistent vibrations thanks to = quantum diffractions and intra-actions (Barad, 2007).

These and other lucubrations summon us in this new meeting to pay = attention, to listen to some ways of surrounding, suspending, bracketing = (Maturana, 1978) or simply eliminating binarisms such as subject/object, = science/society, matter/discourse, considered Cartesian categories of = patriarchal thought centred on the human and its exclusive agency.

We call on people who research, create, learn, educate at the limits and = beyond disciplines to share and promote academic, creative, popular = instances that contribute to and go beyond the science, technology and = society studies made possible by the Chilean Science, Technology and = Society network, in its annual meetings, now in its ninth version.

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Kind regards,

Jorge Castillo-Sep=C3=BAlveda.

Jorge Castillo Sep=C3=BAlveda / Assistant Professor =20 / +56 9 = 7576 0760

University of Santiago de Chile =20 School of Psychology / +56 2 2718 4380 =20 Avda. Ecuador 3650, Third Floor, Santiago 9170197, Chile ORCID

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