Igor Zabel Association: International Conference “So Close: Ecologies of Life and Death”

This month I have an honour and pleasure to speak at the International Conference “So Close: Ecologies of Life and Death”, organised by Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory. The event takes place on 17th November in Ljubljana (and is livestreamed on YouTube – see details below). Here comes some brief info:

International Conference “So Close: Ecologies of Life and Death”

The theme of the conference is the future of life on our planet from the perspective of life’s end, drawing attention to reconsiderations of loss, decline, mourning, and death. In this way, it seeks to transcend the binary of, on the one hand, dystopian pessimism about the future and, on the other, utopian optimism in the all-powerful human capacity to overcome the end.

Speakers: Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Thom van Dooren, Šejla Kamerić, Marietta Radomska, Boštjan Videmšek, and Mick Wilson

To take part in the conference online, don’t miss the YouTube stream (https://bit.ly/3zCOBhq): click the “notify me” button to get a reminder. You can also follow along via e-flux Live (https://bit.ly/3suq9dQ).

Read more about the event: https://www.igorzabel.org/en/news/2022/international-conference-2022

The event schedule and registration instruction are available on the event website: https://award.igorzabel.org/

The conference is supported by ERSTE Foundation.

Five million SEK from FORMAS Research Council for the project “Ecological Grief, Crisis Imaginaries and Resilience in Nordic Lights” (2022-26)

This week’s most exciting news came on Tuesday from FORMAS Research Council for Sustainable Development, who announced the decision concerning research funding in the call “Social and cultural perspectives on climate change and biodiversity“.

Our project “Ecological Grief, Crisis Imaginaries and Resilience in Nordic Lights“, of which I am the Principal Investigator (PI), received 5 million SEK for the upcoming four years of exciting and crucial work!

My colleague and collaborator, Prof. Cecilia Åsberg participates in the project. We are most thrilled to embark on this scholarly adventure together!

‘END OF THE SEA? ART AND SCIENCE FOR MULTISPECIES FUTURES’ WORKSHOP, 13th December 2021.

Join us on 13th December for another exciting event I have a pleasure to co-curate together with my colleague, Prof. Cecilia Åsberg!

The Posthumanities Hub

It is our great pleasure to announce our upcoming event, hosted by The Eco- and Bioart Lab and The Posthumanities Hub, and generously supported by The Seed Box and Åke Wiberg Foundation:

End of the Sea? Art and Science for Multispecies Futures Workshop takes place on 13th December 2021 at 13:15 – 16:30 – on Zoom!

For registration details – see below.

As the planet’s largest ecosystem, oceans and seas stabilise climate, produce oxygen, store CO2and host unfathomable multitudes of creatures at a deep-time scale. In recent decades, scientific assessments have indicated that marine environments are seriously degraded to the detriment of most near-future human and nonhuman communities.This matters to us, too.Climate change, environmental destruction and diminishing biological diversity form the key pillars of the present more-than-human crisis of planetary proportions.This calls for our attention and for responses from the more-than-human humanities.

Still, a lot remains unknown at the levels…

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