with Adonis Leboho, Chris Julien, Klára Peloušková, Lukáš Likavčan, Solveig Qu Suess
The planetary scale of ecological collapse demands the expansion of vocabularies largely determined by Western science. To move beyond the limits of contemporary planetary frameworks means to widen disciplinary perspectives involved in these conceptual undertakings, and to critically rethink what notions of scale hinder or enable the much-needed discursive transitions.
Conceptualising new cultural landscapes of the planetary also presents various challenges to conventional forms of terrestrial humannes. Habits of embodiment and forms of social reproduction developed under formerly secure terrestrial conditions are revealed as inadequate models for a changing planetary and cosmic context.
What to expect?
By addressing these urgencies, this workshop responds to the questions that lay at the core of the More-than-Planet Working Group’s agenda: How to think about the planet as a cultural object? How can cultural work engage cosmic research, geosciences, and astronautics to productively shape their discourses?
To answer these questions, selected participants will engage in conceptual mapping exercises facilitated by the members of the Working Group, and identify what ways of mattering emerge on the interface between culture and planetary or cosmic sciences. Through open, collaborative discussion and shared expertise, participants will contribute to the development of the more-than-planetary cultural realities.
This project receives funding from the European Union’s Creative Europe programme under grant agreement No 101056238.