Part 1: Wednesday, November 30, 15:00 – 17:00 Part 2: Thursday, December 1, 15:00 – 17:00
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
You are invited to “Making a “-cene”: thinking with that at hand”, a group exploration of Donna Haraway’s “Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene”, the second chapter from her new book. On November 30th we will discuss the text, and on December 1st articulate practical ways this knowledge can be used.
This two-part event is initiated by current MA student Pete Fleming, who will build a site specific environment as habitat/world-forming/proposal in response to the subject.
In “Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene”, Haraway explores the ways in which scientific biological study has proven human exceptionalism and individualism unthinkable. The tentacular is an embodied relationship to living networks, and a challenge to the industrialized imperialism of the Anthropocene.
This project engages with the idea that the context in which a conversation is held is part of that conversation. Our relationship to objects, architecture, furniture, lighting, can be proposals onto which discussion can be articulated. This is a methodology that considers the body as a vital part of intellectual work.