REIMAGINING CULTURAL-HISTORICAL ACTIVITY THEORY: Designing for the Future in the Present
The AERA Cultural-historical theory SIG is organizing a preconference session. The virtual participation is free of charge and open for everyone, The in-person participation requires registration to the AERA conference.
To register for the pre-conference seminar, please fill out this form by March 28, 2022.
SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER FLOOR: MEZZANINE, ROOM 15A AND
IN ZOOM VIRTUAL PLATFORM APRIL 20TH, 2022 | 9AM-5PM Pacific time, 2PM-10pm Sao Paolo time, 6PM-12PM Central European Time, etc)
Amid unprecedented global and planetary crises, this preconference session invites researchers using Cultural- Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to come together to critically reflect on the history, present state, and possible futures of CHAT. We welcome researchers of all career stages to join us in an intergenerational dialogue on the critical and transformative potential of CHAT for social justice and ecological sustainability. What is worth keeping and preserving in CHAT and what needs to be changed and added to reimagine our scholarship in the face of today’s challenges, such as nationalism, authoritarianism, racism, ecological crisis, and multiple other forms inequality and injustice?
The preconference seminar will open with a plenary session, which seeks to reimagine and expand the domesticated canons of CHAT. In addition, the seminar offers thematic parallel sessions, round table discussions, and collective envisioning of a future agenda for critical CHAT-based research.
Please join us in the session to share your research and discuss an agenda for possible futures of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT).
Warmly welcome everyone,
Arturo Cortéz, Anu Kajamaa, José Lizarraga, Kalonji Nzinga, Alfredo Jornet, Antti Rajala, Edward Rivero
The SIG board