Natasha Lushetich


Althanasius Kircher, Musurgia Universalis, 1650

Natasha’s written work explores the intersections between art, biopolitics and (mostly continental) philosophy. Special areas of interest include: Euro-American and Asian intermedial and interdisciplinary practices from the 1960s onwards; ethics as aesthetics; theories of hegemony; agnotology and micro-violence; cultural performance; theories of time and the event; complexity; new materialism; and the Kyoto School.

Natasha is the author of two books and numerous articles and chapters. Between 2012 and 2016 she led two interdisciplinary research projects – the Bridging the Gaps-funded ‘Critical Gaming’ (2012-13), which explored the gamification of everyday life, and the HASS and Maudsley-Trust-funded ‘Spaces of the Mind’ (2013-2016), an investigation into the production of space in neoliberal institutions of care.

Her current book-length project, tentatively titled Imaginations of Disorder in Art, Science and Philosophy, focuses on ‘unruly’ artistic-scientific methodologies and the creation of ‘disordered’ works that deal with gravity, temporal (mis) direction, contagion, scatology, and cross-species identity. Alongside this, she is working on ‘Beyond Mind’, a special issue of Symbolism, an Annual of Critical Aesthetics (De Gruyter, Berlin; 2018), and on an edited collection titled The Aesthetics of Necropolitics (Rowman and Littlefield, London; 2018).