ASA2018: Creative Environments, Social Minds

Convenors: Kåre Poulsgaard and Dr Chris Goldsworthy 

Discussants: Professor Steve Rayner, Dr Lambros Malafouris, Professor João de Pina-Cabral


Creative Environments, Social Minds (cog2)

New embodied and enactive approaches to cognition highlight how humans inhabit relational worlds that vitally shape our capacity for thought and action. How can these approaches help us study creativity and imagination as fundamentally situated within shifting synthetic and social environments? Bridging social, material and biological environments, we invite scholars across anthropology, STS, philosophy, and cognitive science to discuss how people co-create relative stability out of the inchoate flux of events that surround them – and how this stability is constantly and creatively contested, manipulated and re-imagined in embodied and social practice.


3 Sessions:

9:00 - 10:30

11:00 - 12:30

16:00 - 17:30


Oxford Examination School (75 - 81 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG)


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The Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth’s 2018 conference will take place in Oxford on September 18-21 and will be hosted by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) of the University of Oxford.

For full details on the conference, visit the School of Anthropology website or the ASA website.