The materialities of ageing
This panel examines the relationship between new materialist theories in aging studies, technoscientific and digital design, and posthuman conditions of aging, with a focus on the intimate material assemblages of everyday life and their intersection with ecologies of care, datatified economies, and age-based social inequalities, with presenters inspiring questions about more-than-human critical models of later life.
Vera Gallistl, University of Vienna and Anna Wanka, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Connecting the dots of new materialist approaches in age studies and STS – the landscape of material gerontology
Jenny Bergschöld, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Ecologies of aging care and human/machine assemblages
Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University
Materiality and division: GeroTechnological inequalities