Future Sex: technology, desire, and the new rules of engagement

Hosted by Forum for European Philosophy

Sheikh Zayed Theatre,


Dr Katherine Angel

Dr Kate Devlin

Dr Rebecca Reilly-Cooper


Dr Shahidha Bari

In a year of heated discussions about campus rape culture and street harassment, the merits of sex positivism, and the implications of trans-identity for feminism, we ask what is the future of sex and sexuality? Have the rules of sexual engagement changed in the twenty-first century and has the discipline of philosophy managed to keep up? How do we start to think afresh about desire, after Freud and into the future? And what is the future for sex as our conceptions of the body are reframed by culture, bionics, and even the law?

Katherine Angel (@KayEngels) is an author and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kingston University London.

Kate Devlin (@drkatedevlin) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper is a Teaching Fellow in Political Theory, Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is Lecturer in Romanticism in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London and a Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. 

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