Introducing New Materialisms: Iain MacKenzie

Topics in Critical Thought is returning to OSE with four more sessions throughout September and October.

This session on new materialisms looks at Diana Coole and Samantha Frost’s ‘Introducing the New Materialisms’. Facilitated by Iain MacKenzie.

Do we need a new form of materialism to explain and understand the world, today? What’s wrong with the old materialisms and, for that matter, with different forms of idealism? In this session we will explore these and other related questions with a particular focus on how new materialisms have informed and may continue to inform artistic practice.

Please find the reading here.

This short course is designed to offer an introduction to critical thought in general and provide a series of engaging talks and discussions related to topics of contemporary concern to critical theorists. Members of the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent delivered the sessions alongside selected guests.

Free, no booking required.

You don’t have to have a background in theory to attend these seminars. And you can choose to come to only one, two or more of the sessions.

Accessibility info
Due to factors beyond our control, this event is inaccessible to those with limited mobility. We can record parts of the session if there is a demand. Please send an email to if you are interested.