Robin Mackay

  • Researcher
  • Theorist

Robin Mackay is a philosopher, associate lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, and director of UK arts organization Urbanomic, which promotes research activities addressing crucial issues in philosophy and science and their relation to contemporary art practice, and aims to engender interdisciplinary thinking and production. In addition to directing Urbanomic’s publishing operation and other activities, Mackay is editor of their influential journal Collapse: Journal of Philosophical Resarch and Development, in which the ‘Speculative Realism’ and ‘Object-Oriented Philosophy’ movements originated. He writes and speaks regularly on art and philosophy and has worked with several contemporary artists developing cross-disciplinary projects. He has also translated numerous works of French philosophy including Alain Badiou’s Number and Numbers (2007), François Laruelle’s The Concept of Non-Photography (2010) and Anti-Badiou (2012), and Quentin Meillassoux’s The Number and the Siren (2012).