Knowing Things: Materiality and the Production of Knowledge

Led by Emma Martin of the Institute for Cultural Practices, this group is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research group that reflects on the agency, affect and aura of material culture in the processes of knowledge production.

The group aims to identify, develop and exchange theories, practices, and methodologies applicable to a wide range of academic disciplines. Equally, it takes a broad view on materiality, incorporating researchers working on everything from art to anthropology, hair clips to highways, and sheet music to scientific instruments.

The group's core membership includes researchers from across the University. It also includes colleagues from Manchester's museums, libraries, archives, workshops, laboratories and studio spaces.

Learn more on the Knowing Things page on the Institute for Cultural Practices website.