Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes

deadline for submissions: 
September 29, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Noah Travis Phillips / Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD)
contact email: 

Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes


This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved. 

We are specifically interested in praxes that combine both creativity and rigor, examinations of posthuman/anthropocene relationships in and with the more-than-human world, and an eye for ways of enacting rhizomatic and nomadic, intra-action and entanglement, the “stitch” (Kember & Zylinska via cárdenas) and prismatics - pointing the way toward adaptation to a world that demands and longs for these approaches.  

This seminar will be based on short papers and robust dialogues that explore these and related topics and model intra-action and simultaneity by bringing together kindred spirits who embody this ideology through their written, oral, aural, and/or visual aesthetic, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, sound and video work, photography, performance, pedagogy, sculpture, and any and all hybrids in-between, in an environment receptive to interaction, experimentation, and a lively, imaginative, generative exchange of ideas.

Topics and fields of interest:

- Posthumanism

- Decolonialism

- New Materialism

- Anthropocene

- Schizoanalysis

- Queer and feminist politics

- The global pandemic

- Collaboration 

- Ecology, 

- Systems theory and thinking 

- Climate politics

- Human-Animal relations

- Physics and metaphysics


Panel Convenor: Noah Travis Phillips


How to apply:

To apply to participate in the session you must submit Title, Abstract, and brief Bio to the Panel Convenor at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19510 

All Participation Proposals must be submitted by September 29, 2021.


Proposals should include the following details:

Title, Abstract (max. 200 words), and brief Bio (max. 100 words)