The CPT cultivates new research areas at the intersection of philosophy and technology. Each area is a site where philosophical technologies can be imagined, researched, and developed: in planetary technologies, biological technologies, urban technologies, and pedagogical technologies.
This research group is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.
A research project that leverages speculative philosophy and design and art practice to challenge prevailing assumptions about planetary crisis and advanced technologies.
This research collective investigates the varied and complex entanglements of technical media and geological materials by drawing on research methods from the theoretical humanities, the geological and computer sciences, and from design and the arts.
A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.
The CPT is collaborating with the Industrial Design program at La Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UTADEO), and other Colombian, South American, and Australasian partners to develop autonomous design practices well suited for urban thriving outside of the modernist/colonialist epistemologies (especially in Bogotá)
Collective, that draws on the techniques of critical pedagogy and critical and speculative design to reimagine the future of education inside and outside of the university setting.
A collaboration with Open Space Studio, Thammasat University, and the Nang Loeng community in Bangkok, Thailand that brings together the practices of community architecture and urban infrastructure design to co-create spaces of collective and social activation.
A collaborative art installation that examines the various entanglements of geological and human histories in the desert southwest.