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Marco Pavanini

PhD Research

BA (Federico II University of Naples), MA (University of Milan)

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PhD Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures  


I am a PhD student and teaching assistant at Durham University, UK, alongside its Centre for Culture and Ecology. My research concerns the relationship between technology and human existence, with a particular focus on the role played by technologies in both shaping the process of human evolution and structuring scientific knowledge about this process. Following insights developed by contemporary philosophers such as Bernard Stiegler and Peter Sloterdijk, my research is carried out starting from the assumption that our understanding of technology should be radically reconceived in order to face up against the ongoing climatic, economic and social crises. I am a member of the transdisciplinary scientific collective Internation and part of the editorial board of the journal Kaiak. A Philosophical Journey. My research has been published as journal articles and book chapters.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Genealogy
  • Anthropocene Studies
  • Digital Studies
  • Contemporary French and German Philosophy

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Book review

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

  • Pavanini, Marco (2022), Sloterdijk’s and Stiegler’s Contribution to the Philosophy of Technology: The Paleoanthropological Turn, DesignLab. University of Twente.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2022), Stiegler's Hyper-Materialism and the Laws of Matter, Law, Technology and the Human Conference. University of Kent.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2022), The Paleoanthropological Turn in the Philosophy of Technology, Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Filosofia da Tecnologia. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2021), The Twofold Dimension of Human Constitutive Technicity, Budapest Workshop on Philosophy of Technology. Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2021), Postumanismo e tecnicità costitutiva umana, Il postumanismo contemporaneo tra filosofia, cinema e letteratura. Collegio Ghislieri.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2021), Four Conflating Paradigms on Human Technicity, The Society for Philosophy and Technology Conference. Catholic University of Lille.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2020), Stereotipia e frammentazione nell'individuazione digitale, Seminario Realismo Digitale. Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2020), Anthropogenesis as a Technical Process, Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations. University of Twente.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2020), La filosofia della tecnica di Bernard Stiegler, Seminari di filosofia contemporanea. University of Milano.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2019), Occlusione del sistema protenzionale e cortocircuito motivazionale, Summer School di Filosofia Teoretica 'Pensare il Futuro/Pensare al Futuro'. Aldo Moro University of Bari.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2019), The Occlusion of the Protentional System and the Stake of Digital Technologies, Cyberpolitics: Political Philosophy of the Future. University of Coimbra.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2019), Can Inner Individuation Be Acquired Only through Outer Deindividuation? An Immunological Approach to the Question of Locality, Internal Seminar on Locality, Real Smart Cities Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE Action Programme. Universidad de las Artes Guayaquil.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2019), Contaminazioni e ibridazioni tra umanità e animalità, Dizionario #Frontiera. MACRO.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2018), Welt- und Menschwerdung durch prototechnische Schaffung von Innenräumen: Ein bio-ontologischer Versuch ausgehend vom Denken Dieter Claessens, dia:logos – 3. Studentische Tagung für Philosophie. Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2017), Co-immunologia: La declinazione ecologica del pensiero di Peter Sloterdijk, Le parole del Novecento - XI Edizione 'Ecologia'. Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici.

Edited book

  • Pavanini, Marco (2020). Tecnica: Figure e strutture dell'artificio. Kaiak Edizioni.
  • Pavanini, Marco (2020). Lo spazio dell'umano: Saggi dopo Sloterdijk. Kaiak Edizioni.

Edited Journal

  • Marra, Emilia & Pavanini, Marco (2020). Sul divenire immateriale/On Becoming Immaterial. Esercizi Filosofici, 15 (2): Edizioni Università di Trieste.

Journal Article

Translated Book

  • Pavanini, Marco (trans.) (2019). Christoph Tücke. Cripto-ontologia della scrittura . Kaiak Edizioni

Translated Chapter in Book

  • Pavanini, Marco (trans.) (2021). 'Gerald Moore. Il pharmakon, l'estrazione di dopamina e la società della dipendenza '. In Psicotropie: Annuario Kaiak 6. de Conciliis, Eleonora (ed.). Kaiak Edizioni. 61-68