Transmaterial Worlding Beyond Human Systems

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Gail Simon Leah K Salter

Abstract

In this paper we reframe systemic social construction as transmaterial worlding to include human and non-human participants. We discuss what it means to be human in the Anthropocene era with reference to posthuman new materialist theory. We introduce systemic living as onto-epistemological becoming, movement and meaning-making practices in and between human and non-human parts of our worlds. The paper discusses power relations and ways of bringing forth lost-destroyed indigenous ways of knowing which make time and space for new understandings and experimental responses to what we are making together at a local and global level. We discuss how transmaterial worlding requires a new understanding by humans to see their place in this planet as co-inhabitation. We offer examples of transmaterial worlding from across different contexts and suggest some systemic questions for how we can live ethically in a transmaterial world that honours societal, cultural, professional and other kinds of situated knowledge and know-how.

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SIMON, Gail; SALTER, Leah K. Transmaterial Worlding. Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 1-17, dec. 2019. ISSN 2516-0052. Available at: <http://murmurations.cloud/ojs/index.php/murmurations/article/view/85>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.28963/2.2.2.
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