Lukáš Likavčan

Lukáš Likavčan
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for Global Perspectives on Society (GPS)

Lukáš Likavčan is a philosopher. His research focuses on philosophy of science and technology and environmental philosophy. Likavčan is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for Global Perspectives on Society (GPS) at NYU Shanghai. He is an author of Introduction to Comparative Planetology (2019) and a member of the More-than-Planet Working Group at Waag Futurelab. Previously, Likavčan held visiting research positions at Leiden University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Vienna University of Business and Economics; faculty positions at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU in Prague; curatorial positions at Display – Association for Research and Collective Practice and Fotograf Festival in Prague; and fellowships at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht. For more information, visit


Select Publications

  • Light, metabolisms, elemental media: Theorizing human mediality in the Anthropocene. Visual Resources, special issue: Emotions of Late Anthropocene in Visual Arts, (forthcoming)(2023)

  • Can Artificial Neural Networks Be Normative Models of Reason? Limits and Promises of Topological accounts of Orientation in Thinking (first author, second author: C. C. Olsson). Groß, R. – Jordan, R. (eds). KI-Realitäten. Transcript Verlag, 333-349. (2023)

  • Planetary diagrams. Towards an autographic theory of climate emergency (first author, second author: P. Heinicker). Dvořák, T. Parikka, J. (eds). Photography Off the Scale. Edinburgh University Press, 211-230. (2021)

  • Introduction to Comparative Planetology. Strelka Press. Translations to Spanish (2022), Czech (2023) & Italian (in progress). (2019)

  • Technology appropriation in a degrowing economy (first author, second author M. Scholz-Wäckerle). Journal of Cleaner Production 197(2), 1666-1675, (2018)



  • PhD, Environmental studies 
    Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)

  • The New Normal postgraduate program
    Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

  • Mgr, Philosophy 
    Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)

  • Bc, Philosophy
    Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)


Research Interests

  • Philosophy of science and technology
  • Environmental humanities
  • Visual cultures
  • Media theory
  • Astronomy