Dr Hannah Lammin BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Media (Theory)

Dr Hannah Lammin joined the School of Design at University of Greenwich in 2019, where she assumed the role of Programme Leader for BA Hons Media and Communications. She has previously taught at University of the Arts London in Camberwell College of Arts and the London College of Communication. Hannah has a background in creative practice encompassing dance, performance design, site-specific art and digital theatre, and this experience informs her theoretical research and teaching.

As a lecturer, Hannah has taught a wide range of subjects relating to media theory and practice. Her specialisms include media philosophy, critical theories of space and time, affect theory and non-representational theory, and her teaching practice focuses on exploring conceptual ideas through aesthetic forms.

Previous posts held:

2013 – 2019 Associate Lecturer, University of the Arts London

2014 – 2015 Research Assistant, University of Greenwich

2008 – 2016 Research Student/PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich (AHRC funded)

Responsibilities within the university

Lecturer in Media (Theory)

Programme Leader BA Hons Media and Communications


AHRC Full doctoral funding award (2008-11)


Reviewer for:

FWF Austrian Science Fund (Der Wissenschaftsfonds)

Journal of Illustration (Intellect)

London Review of Education (UCL Press)

Senior Editor:

Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press)

Research / Scholarly interests

Hannah’s scholarly interests are situated at the intersection between performance philosophy and the philosophy of media and technology. Her research explores epistemological problems that arise from the conceptualisation of social experience in posthuman contexts, and experiments with aesthetic models in response to these problematics.

Hannah is an active member of the Performance Philosophy network and has engaged in practice-led research with the collective Studio for Electronic Theatre. She has a research specialism in the “non-standard philosophy” of Fran├žois Laruelle.

Recent publications have explored the aesthetics of machine languages, affectivity in vocal human-computer interaction, and the performative krisis of human rights enunciations.

Media activity

Magazine feature:

  • Lammin, Hannah (2014). ‘Dancing with Death: The Excremental, the Sacred & Ecstatic Community in Free Party Culture,’ Datacide 14, Oct 2014: 11–16.

Public engagement activities:

  • Art’s Work of the Future, Digital Makers Collective, Late at Tate / Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London SE1, Jan – Mar 2018. Contributing artist and researcher, co-hosting discussions on future of the artwork.

Exhibitions and performances:

  • Medea/The Prisoner, Studio for Electronic Theatre, Site-specific digital performance, The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London, Oct 2014. Performer and production designer
  • Oedipus: The Code Breaker, Studio for Electronic Theatre, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, July 2013. Performer and production designer.
  • ACT Oedipus, Studio for Electronic Theatre, Tate Britain, London SW1P, Nov 2011. Performer and production designer
  • Temporary Autonomous Art 15, Random Artists, Site-Specific exhibition and performance, Blackhorse Lane, London, Apr 2011. Co-curator; organised and chaired talk and discussion series.
  • Temporary Autonomous Art 14, Random Artists, Site-Specific exhibition and performance by Random Artists, Monier Road, London, Jun 2010. Curator (visual arts).
  • States of Exception, Group exhibition, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, May 2009. Curator and contributing artist.
  • Temporary Autonomous Art 13, Random Artists, Site-specific exhibition and performance, New North Road, London, May 2007. Co-curator.
  • Random Mix, Random Artists & Kultura Jinak, Exhibition, Trafacka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Mar/Apr 2007. Contributing artist.
  • Liverpool Biennial Independents, The Projection Gallery, Site-specific exhibition, Roscoe Street, Liverpool, Sep/Oct 2006. Contributing artist.
  • The Art of Nanoboxing. Group exhibition, Steven Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, June 2006. Curator and contributing artist.
  • The Plot Thickens, Hekate Collective, XFreeX, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, July 2005. Contributing artist.
  • Group Exhibition (untitled), Hekate Collective, Elletro Pius, Florence, Italy, Mar 2005. Contributing artist/performer.
  • Transfuse, Random Artists, Cultura Central, Timisoara, Romania, Aug 2004. Co-curator and contributing artist/performer.
  • Temporary Autonomous Art 7, Random Artists, Site specific exhibition and performance, Goswell Road, London, Oct 2003. Contributing artist.
  • Temporary Autonomous Art 4, Random Artists, Site specific exhibition and performance, Farringdon Road, London, Feb 2002. Contributing artist.

Recent publications

Edited volume:

  • Aceti, Lanfranco; Sheena Calvert and Hannah Lammin (eds) (forthcoming, 2020-1). Language Games: Conversations between human and machine languages, Special issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press. https://www.leoalmanac.org/language-games/

Articles/Book Chapters:

PhD Thesis:

Staging community: a non-philosophical presentation of immanent social experience (2017) University of Greenwich.


  • ‘What are Bob and Alice saying? Noise between language and code’, Granular: The Material Properties of Noise, University of Greenwich, Jan 2018.
  • ‘Performance non-philosophy—how to move beyond Laruelle's domination of practice?’, Performance Philosophy Biennial Conference, Prague, July 2017.
  • ‘Becoming-Rhinoceros: Affective Politics, Heterogeneity and the Digital Sphere’, Echoes of Fascism, Sussex University, May 2017.
  • ‘Performing Machine Languages: from automatic writing to the transcendental computer’ Language Games, Chelsea College of Art, May 2017.
  • ‘Non-standard theatre: a syntax for the immanent theorisation of community’, SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference, Regents Park University, Aug 2016.
  • ‘Fragmented Oedipus: a non-standard aesthetics of digital theatre’ Material Environments, University of Greenwich, Jul 2015
  • ‘Digital Oedipus: de-structuring the theatre of the subject’, Becoming Nomad, TaPRA New Technologies Working Group, York St John University, Apr 2013.
  • Keynote Paper: ‘ACT Oedipus: Digital theatre and the apocalyptic structure of re/presentation’, Beyond Representation: Photography, Humans, Computers. London Southbank University, May 2012.
  • ‘Ecstatic Edgelands: Dancing beyond the limits of the theatre.’ Pop Moves conference, University of East London, Oct 2011.
  • Community and ecstatic embodiment in underground dance music culture.’ Bodies in Movement conference, University of Edinburgh, May 2011.