September 15, 2022. Mobility Humanities Colloquium #25

“Two Ways of Reading the Pandemic”

Ki-Heung Kim (POSTECH)

September 15, 2022 (Thu) 17:00

On September 15, 2022, the Academy of Mobility Humanities invited POSTECH’s Prof. Kim to the Mobility Humanities Colloquium. The theme of this colloquium is “Two Ways of Reading the Pandemic– Social Constructionism and Actor-Network Theory.”

In this lecture, Prof. Kim analyzed the COVID-19 quarantine strategy, which caused immobility in our lives from two perspectives: social constructionism and actor-network theory. He pointed out that an understanding of the current pandemic situation requires a hybrid re-conceptualization of the relationships of nature and society, and human and non-human.