Critical Zones

A reading group exploring the exhibition and publication Critical Zones (eds / curators Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel). Taking as its point of departure, the introductions to the eight parts of the book / exhibition, the reading groups will explore the diverse contents based on specific themes, bringing in other references and cases relevant specifically to Climate Emergency Studies and notions of ethical, aesthetic and sociopolitical action and agency.

Meeting 1

When: January 28, 2021, 4-5pm

Where: Zoom

Preparatory reading: Introductions: ‘Disorientation,’ ‘Disconnected,’ ‘Critical Zones,’ ‘Gaia,’ Terrestrial,’ ‘Divided,’ ‘Depiction,’ and ‘Suspended’ in (eds.) Latour, B. and Weibel, P., Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth (Cambridge, MA: ZKM and MIT Press,2020)

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Mobilization and Empowerment

A seminar series exploring different engagements with the climate emergency from the perspective of mobilization and empowerment. What spaces for action and agency are available to us, within and across specific sectors, institutions, organizations and disciplines? Where do we find sites and practices for change making relevant to the climate emergency? What methods, pedagogies, therapeutics, ethics and aesthetics do they involve? Bringing together speakers and participants from different academic disciplines and extra-academic institutions, organization and practices, the seminar series constitutes an attempt at mapping out existing spaces for climate relevant protest, resistance, dissent and creation, as well as exploring the potential for the affirmative and critical construction of other ones.

A research seminar with [ details tba ] on issues related to mobilization and the climate emergency.

When: [ details tba ]…], 2021
Where: Zoom [ room tba ]
Register to join: [ link coming zoon ]

Preparatory reading: [ pdf / links coming soon ]