ABOUT the school of materialist research
The School of Materialist Research (SMR) is an informal graduate and post-doc level program that offers seminars and workshops that address the materialisms running through contemporary science, philosophy, art, mathematics, design, architecture, and politics. SMR is an international platform, founded by the Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics at TU Vienna, which, in cooperation with the Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven, functions as a global online school combining education, research, and mentorship to advance academic study at the intersection of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) and the STEM sciences. The Spring and Summer Sessions of 2021 were offered for free and open to the public serving as promotional events that illustrate the programmatic commitment and style of work offered by the School of Materialist Research. Some of the confirmed speakers in the Spring/Summer series of seminars included: Paul Cockshott, Greg Michaelson, Ray Brassier, Anne-Françoise Schmid, John Ó Maoilearca, Giuseppe Longo, Agon Hamza, Adam Nocek, Katerina Kolozova, Vera Bühlmann, Iris van der Tuin, and many many more. As of 2021-2022 we will continue offering free of charge courses and seminars, mentorship and workshops, but also longer format courses for a fee, offering university level credit certificates (ECTS/US credit system). Some of the confirmed speakers for the next year are: Achille Mbembe, Tzuchien Tho, Keti Chukhrov, Willow Verkerk, Chantelle Gray, Aragorn Eloff, J.P. Caron, Romina Wainberg, Jelisaveta Blagojević, Martin Rosenberg and many more.