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Ephemera workshop: IGNORANCE AT WORK

Date and time

Monday 30. November 2020 at 13:30 to 17:30

Registration Deadline

Wednesday 25. November 2020 at 12:00


Porcelænshaven 18B, Porcelænshaven 18B, 1.154, 2000 Frederiksberg Porcelænshaven 18B
Porcelænshaven 18B, 1.154
2000 Frederiksberg

Ephemera workshop: IGNORANCE AT WORK

Event Description

Ephemera workshop

The practices and politics of
organized ignorance

30 November 2020, 13:30-16:30
CBS, Porcelænshaven 18B, room 2.142 or Teams

Workshop organizers:
Morten Knudsen, Birke Otto, Justine Pors

Hybrid event location:
CBS Lokale PH 18.B.2142/MS Teams (please register)

Date: 30 November 2020
Time: 13.30-16.30

Big data, transparency, and sharing as organising principles compel organizations to steadily seek information and produce knowledge. A focus on these imperatives though may distract attention from those mundane organizational practices that rely on avoiding, skirting and abstaining from palpable knowledge. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and reflect on the politics and efficacies of mobilizing non-knowledge and strategic ignorance as a social practice - rather than an individual act of ignoring. Kate Kenny (NUY Galway), Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (CBS) and Linsey McGoey (University of Essex) will present various dimensions (practices, artefacts, affects, infrastructures and organizational rationalities) of ignoring and being ignored as social manifestation of the desire to produce knowledge and truth in contemporary organization. 

Programme (updated)

Welcome by the workshop organizers

13.40-14.25 ‘Performing Ignorance: The peculiar censorship of government and intelligence whistleblowers’, Kate Kenny, Whitaker Institute, Ireland

14.30-15.15 ‘The Politics of Mass Digitization’, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Copenhagen Business School

15.30-16.30 Key note: ‘The Unknowers’, Linsey McGoey, University of Essex

There is a limited number of places available for the workshop, please sign up at  If possible, the workshop will take place on campus, but we will provide the opportunity to join online. 

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Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815