The name of this website (theriomorphous) was taken from a chapter title in Giorgio Agamben’s book The Open: Man and Animal, which back in 2002 served as an entry point for a resurgent interest in philosophy and particularly the history of philosophical anthropologies. Following this spark of interest I resumed long neglected studies and gained a first class honours degree in Humanities and Philosophy.

More recently I have been working on a Masters Degree in Art History.

This blog is intended as an occasional point of reference and reflection of academic interests, which are multidisciplinary: art and architectural history, progressive politics, theory, anthropology, aesthetics, human geography, psychoanalysis and philosophy.

David J. Smith