The CPT works across numerous disciplines and methods (e.g. philosophy, design, anthropology, architecture, media arts, biology, and performance) to cultivate spaces where philosophy and technology coincide. Each research area proposes a site where philosophical technologies can be imagined, researched, and developed: in planetary technologies, bio-ontological technologies, urban technologies, and pedagogical technologies ( )
The CPT and the Industrial Design Program at La Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UTADEO) have started an exchange program to research local material cultures in Colombia as basis for creating post-conflict autonomous design methods. Students spend the year working between Arizona and Colombia. This program is funded by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund.
This research group is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.
A nine-week study-abroad program to the Netherlands that focuses on the social, political, and ecological aspects of design research. Students spend the summer touring studios, working with Dutch designers, and designing their own critical interventions into the urban fabric of Amsterdam.
A research project that leverages speculative philosophy and design and art practice to challenge prevailing assumptions about planetary crisis and advanced technologies.
This research collective investigates the varied and complex entanglements of technical media and geological materials by drawing on research methods from the theoretical humanities, the geological and computer sciences, and from design and the arts.
The CPT is working with the ASU Art School, Openspace Collective, Thammasat University, and the Nang Lerng community in Bangkok to design a yearly intensive studio course each fall.
A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.
The CPT is collaborating with the Industrial Design program at La Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UTADEO), and other Colombian, South American, and Australasian partners to develop autonomous design practices well suited for urban thriving outside of the modernist/colonialist epistemologies (especially in Bogotá)
The LxD is a teaching and research initiative that draws on the expertise of international design researchers to pilot summer schools and research projects.
Collective, that draws on the techniques of critical pedagogy and critical and speculative design to reimagine the future of education inside and outside of the university setting.
A collaboration with Open Space Studio, Thammasat University, and the Nang Loeng community in Bangkok, Thailand that brings together the practices of community architecture and urban infrastructure design to co-create spaces of collective and social activation.
The CPT is collaborating with researchers at ASU and abroad to map the shifting ontologies of cancer. Project under development in 2020. Stay tuned for more information.
A collaborative art installation that examines the various entanglements of geological and human histories in the desert southwest.
The Post-Human Network (PHuN or “Fun”) is a collective of graduate students sponsored by the Center for Philosophical Technologies. PHuN engages in streams of “post-humanist” thought and practice and seeks to move beyond anthropocentrism in the academy and in society.