Theoretical practice is what interests us most: to continuously question the relation between theory and practice. We consider the tension that arises from combining those two variant „practices” a sole source of both forms of activity: „theoretical” (philosophy, sciences) and „practical” (politics, technology, arts). Staying in a domain of broadly understood philosophy, we are attempting to develop it in correlation with the whole variety of practices, but at the same time with a reference to the sciences that build those practices. For us, philosophy is the prime mover of the development of practice and theory; at the same time, however, it disrupts them, as they exist only in a fundamental relation with their exterior (matter, life, time and space). We are interested in a possibility of enriching that philosophical element with notions excluded from it, as well as reflecting upon a necessity of reinterpreting exhausted ideologies and discourses. We wish for our own theoretical practice to stay in continuous reference with material and symbolic aspects of our existence, with time and space in which we think. We also want it not to be blind to the conditions of life in which others live.
We are aiming for developing the ability to practice the theory: rebuilding and deconstructing existing theoretical vocabularies, finding new spaces for application of theorems in developing sciences, penetrating newborn inter- and transdisciplinary scientific discourses, interpreting social and technological changes. Our objective is also to create circumstances in which young researchers, Master and Ph.D. students, could practice their theories. This offer is especially aimed at those, who are not afraid of crossing the boundaries of disciplines they study.
Name: Praktyka Teoretyczna – Theoretical Practice
Type: Open access, scientific, peer-reviewed journal fully available on-line without any restrictions
Field: political and social philosophy, critical social sciences
Language: Polish, English
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Peer review policy: two double-blind, independent reviewers per article.
Editor-in-chief: Krystian Szadkowski
Editing Board: dr Joanna Bednarek, Piotr Juskowiak, Mateusz Karolak, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Wiktor Marzec, Kamil Piskała, Michał Pospiszyl, Krystian Szadkowski, Maciej Szlinder, Anna Wojczyńska, Rafał Zawisza.
Collaboration: Joanna Aleksiejuk, Luis Martínez Andrade, Ela Dajksler, Paweł Kaczmarski, Piotr Kowzan, Piotr Kozak, Sławomir Królak, Tomasz Leśniak, dr Ewa Majewska, Jason Francis McGimsey, Maciej Mikulewicz, Piotr Puldzian Płucienniczak, Mikołaj Ratajczak, Michał Rauszer, dr Agata Skórzyńska, Katarzyna Szaniawska, Oskar Szwabowski, Bartosz Ślosarski, Małgorzata Zielińska, Agata Zysiak.
Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds)
Rosi Braidotti (Uniwersytet w Utrechcie)
Neil Brenner (Harvard Graduate School of Design)
Michael Hardt (Duke University)
Peter Hudis (Oakton Community College)
Leszek Koczanowicz (Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej)
Michael Löwy (École des hautes études en sciences sociales)
Wioletta Małgorzata Kowalska (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Ewa Alicja Majewska (ICI Berlin)
Matteo Pasquinelli (Queen Mary University of London)
Judith Revel (L’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Ewa Rewers (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza)
Gigi Roggero (Universita di Bologna)
Saskia Sassen (Columbia University)
Jan Sowa (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Tomasz Szkudlarek (Uniwersytet Gdański)
Jacek Tittenbrun (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza)
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths University of London)
Kathi Weeks (Duke University)
Anna Zeidler-Janiszewska (Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej)
Proofreading: Anna Wojczyńska, Tamir Halperin, Jason Francis McGimsey.
Editor: Ela Dajksler
Pracownia Pytań Granicznych UAM
(Questions of Boundaries Research Group)
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Collegium Chemicum UAM,
Grunwaldzka 6 str., room 44 and 44a,