January 14, 2021

Spring 2021 lecture series: On The Anthropocene: Either/Or

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)

Simonetta Moro, Imaginary Map: Oculi (detail), 2008. Mixed media on mylar, 24 x 36 inches. Photo: Cibele Newman, © Simonetta Moro.

February 27, 2021 (Zoom), 12–2pm EST
Natalie Loveless: “From Relational to Ecological Form”

Natalie Loveless is an artist, theorist, curator. She is Associate Professor of contemporary art and theory in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta, located in Amiskwacîwâskahikan on Treaty Six territory (Canada). Her recent books are, How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation (Duke University Press, 2019) and Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation (University of Alberta Press, 2019).

March 20, 2021 (Zoom), 12–2pm EST
Andreas Weber: “Culture as Reciprocity. Towards ecological citizenship”

Andreas Weber, *1967, is a biologist, philosopher and non-fiction writer. His work deals with a re-evaluation of reality as alife, subjective, and deeply shared. He teaches ecophilosophy at the Berlin University of the Arts and is adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. His latest books are Enlivenment. Toward a Poetics of the Anthropocene (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019) and Sharing Life. An Ecopolitics of Reciprocity (New Delhi & Berlin, 2020).

April 17, 2021 (Zoom), 12–2pm EST
Giovanni Tusa: “Revolution Anthropocene. Geoaesthetics of the Planetary Condition”

Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher based in Lisbon, where he works on Ecology at the Nova Institute of Philosophy. He is currently working on the manuscript of his forthcoming book Minima Planetaria.

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