Sub-Plenary 2-4

The Noisy, the Vital and the Ambiguous:
Organization beyond the Organized

When:  Friday, July 8, 2022, 16:00–17:30 CEST
Where: WU Vienna {building/room: tba}

Organizations are multi-faceted social phenomena that comprise cognitive, material, affective, and aesthetic aspects. The sub-plenary will open a debate on the role of “beauty” in and around organizations. The “beautiful” can take on many different meanings and facets: it can manifest both in tangible and intangible forms; it is culturally and temporally anchored; and it can be both an aspect of organizing and an outcome of organizing.
 
The panelists will discuss issues around the ambiguity inherent in the value of high-end luxury goods, efforts to configure the world as something worthy of intellectual interaction, and the queer aesthetic of imperfection that points to the embodied and sensual possibilities of incompleteness.

ORGANIZER:

Robin Holt

Professor
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Panelist:

Afshin Mehrpouya

Professor
University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom

Panelist:

Joanne Roberts

Professor
Winchester School of Art & University of Southampton, UK

Panelist:

Chris Steyaert

Professor
University of St. Gallen,
Switzerland