Lukáš Likavčan (*1991, Nové Zámky, Slovakia) is a philosopher focused on technology, ecology and visual cultures. He will be joining NYU Shanghai in September 2022 as a Global Perspective on Society Postdoctoral Fellow.

He studied philosophy at Masaryk University, where he also obtained his PhD in environmental studies. In the past, Likavčan held visiting research positions at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, faculty positions at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design and Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU in Prague, and fellowships at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.

Likavčan is a member of Display – Association for Research and Collective Practice, a co-editor of Czech anthology of contemporary philosophical realism Mysl v terénu. Filosofický realismus ve 21. století (2017), and an author of Introduction to Comparative Planetology (2019).


ENS: likavcan.eth

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The Ochre and the Cave w/ Thiago de Paula Souza - exhibition in two parts at Display, Prague (CZ)

The Moons of Pluto w/ András Cséfalvay - audiovisual work commissioned by KW Berlin (DE)

Fotograf Festival 11: Earthlings - curator, Prague (CZ)

Digital Earth - research fellowship collaborator, Hivos, The Hague (NL)

Technologies of the Sacred - online exhibition, Display, Prague (CZ)

Architectures of Nature - event series, VI PER, Prague (CZ)

A Colour of the Abstract - research fellowship, BAK, Utrecht (NL)

Accidental Geopoetics w/ The Rodina, Sonic Acts 2019, Amsterdam (NL)

Civilisation at the Crossroads, Futura & Display, Prague (CZ)

alt'ai w/ Qiao Lin, Paul Heinicker & Daria Stupina, The New Normal, Strelka Institute, Moscow (RU)

Continuously growing horizontal underground stems: Geopoetics in times of Anthropocene
w/ APART collective, Matej Gavula & Chaosdroid, Plusmínusnula gallery, Žilina (SK)