PROGRAMME

The symposium is organized based on a participatory perspective. In addition to keynote presentations, the symposium welcomes open call presentations (of exemplary practices and research from students, tutors, artists, designers, scientists, collectives and the like) and participatory brainstorming sessions. These sessions are designed to engage the public and the symposium speakers in a conversation, and to stimulate the sharing of views and expertise—or questions and doubts—regardless of background and age.

9.30 – 10.00

Registration

10.00 – 10.10

Opening by curators Ingrid Commandeur and Irina Shapiro

10.10 – 11.10

Keynote video presentation by Prof. T.J. Demos
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: The Many Names of Resistance
Introduction and response by Arie Altena

11.10 – 11.20

Short Break

Open Call Presentations

Chair: Sjoerd Westbroek

11.20 – 11.40

David Ayala-Alfonso
Pop Guerrillas: Practices of Resistance to Land Exhaustion in Latin America

11.40 – 12.00

Tormod Wallem Anundsen and Helene Illeris
Art as Education – Education as Art: ‘Urgency’ as Engine for Educational Practices between Art, Education and Research

12.00 – 12.10

Q&A

Open Call Presentations

Chair: Shailoh Phillips

12.10 – 12.30

Betti Marenko
Future Crafting: Speculation, Design and the Nonhuman, or How to Live with Digital Uncertainty

12.30 – 12.50

David Haley
Making Our Futures: Accidental Death of the Planet

12.50 – 13.00

Q&A

13.10 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 16.00

Simultaneous Brainstorming Sessions: Transdisciplinary Research

  1. Transdisciplinary Studio & Curriculum
    
lead by Füsun Türetken and Sofia Lemos
  2. Tools to Hunt for Tools – The Artist/Designer as Contemporary Hunter/Gatherer of Vital Alternatives?
    lead by Arne Hendriks and Annemarie Piscaer
16.00 – 16.30

Coffee & Tea Break

16.30 – 17.40

Keynote presentation Prof. Alastair Fuad-Luke
Expect the Unexpected: Design(-ing), Disrupting and Generating Possibilities in Expanded Fields

17.40 – 18.30

Dinner Break

Open Call Presentations

Chair: Ingrid Commandeur

18.30 – 18.50

Susanna Witzgall
Thinking Transversally: Art Education and the New Ecology

18.50 – 19.10

Chessa Adsit-Morris
Creative Ecologies of Practice: Collaborative Agential Modes of Eco-Aesthetic Pedagogy

19.10 – 19.20

Q&A

Open Call Presentations: BioArt

Chair: Agnieszka A. Wołodźko

19.20 – 19.50

Agnieszka A. Wołodźko
On Waste(d) Multiplicity and the Microbiopolitics of S/He/It

19.50 – 20.20

Martina Huynh A Call for Living Infrastructure
and Raphael Kim From DNA to CMYK: Building Alternative Vocabularies for Bio-artists and Designers

20.20 – 20.30

Q&A

20.30

Closure of the day, drinks

9.30 – 10.00

Registration

10.00 – 11.10

Keynote presentation by Lise Autogena (& Joshua Portway)
Blue Skies, Global Finance and Superorganisms

11.10 – 11.20

Short Break

Open Call Presentations

Chair: Renee Turner

11.20 – 11.40

Amy Howden-Chapman
Tracking Metaphor in Climate Change Lexicography

11.40 – 12.00

Daniela Silvestrin
Ecologies of Transmission: Electromagnetic Agency in the Anthropocene

12.00 – 12.20

Michelle Kasprzak
Slagheaps into Rocket Ships – Radical Aesthetics and Micro-Democracies

12.20 – 12.40

Q&A

12.40 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 15.30

Simultaneous Brainstorming Sessions: Transdisciplinary Activism

  1. Anthropocene as Necessary but Evil Media Environment
    lead by Florian Cramer and Michelle Kasprzak
  2. Staying with the Trouble of Dark Ecology
    lead by Arie Altena and Marina MG
15.30 – 16.00

Coffee & Tea Break

16.00 – 17.20

Keynote presentation Frauke Huber & Uwe H. Martin
LandRush – From Slow Journalism to Fragmented Narratives

17.20 – 17.30

Short Break

17.30 – 18.40

Closing discussion
New Modes of Mobilisation and Agency for the Arts and Humanities

With T.J. Demos, Robert Zwijnenberg, Kristine Steenbergh and Lise Autogena
Chair: Frans-Willem Korsten

How are artists and designers able to act, and how do we educate them, in the face of the Anthropocene? If we ask the question of what kinds of artistic agencies are possible in relation to the Anthropocene, it comes down to an issue of mobilisation. At the moment, the so-called Environmental Humanities are a remarkably fast-growing academic field. This provokes reflection on what it is exactly that is being mobilized, and in the service of what or whom. Are the Environmental Humanities simply an institutional response to the crisis of the humanities, or has the idea of the Anthropocene led to an invigoration and to a call for new modes of agency for the arts and the humanities (now more seen as a transdisciplinary hub)? If so, should its primary task be one of imagination and re-appropriation, should it be an emancipatory one, or should it rather be an affective-technological one, as a counterweight to what the philosophers Isabelle Stengers and Gilles Deleuze called the problem of scientific ‘stupidity’? These questions will be considered both on a conceptual and on a practical level by focusing on the potential embodied in new forms of inter- and extra-institutional agency, in the Netherlands and globally, in relation to transdisciplinary education.

18.40 – 20.00

Closure of the symposium, drinks