2020, Fri, Oct 30

Coordinating Practice

Due to the many scale effects and asymmetrical local concerns of the Anthropocene, coordinating action and research responses is riddled with challenges. This series of conversations highlights the problems faced when developing Anthropocene-related projects at different scales, both spatially and temporally. The contributors aim to both share and mitigate these collective coordination challenges by negotiating how context, power and communication all factor in to realizing a project or knowledge community while, at the same time, synthesizing how strategies can be translated into specific effects in the world.

7.30 pm
Coordinating Practice: Introduction
Patricia Reed

7.45 pm
Scale 1
Spółdzielnia “Krzak””, Gilly Karjevsky & Rosario Talevi, Monique Verdin

Members of the Warsaw-based collective „Krzak”, whose project deals with a singular site, speak with Gilly Karjevsky and Rosario Talevi about the complexities of working on their respective sites, both of which were repurposed for their activities during the Climate Care and Floating University projects.

8.15 pm
Scale 2
Fernando Silva e Silva, Nikiwe Solomon

Cape Town–based anthropologist Nikiwe Solomon and Porto Alegre–based philosopher Fernando Silva e Silva discuss the challenges around coordinating research projects that encompass entire regions.

8.45 pm
Between Scales
Raphaël Grisey & Bouba Touré, Ela Spalding, Simon Turner

This conversation focuses on projects that move between multiple sites and continents. With artist Ela Spalding of the nomadic platform Estudio Nuboso, geologist Simon Turner of the international Anthropocene Working Group and filmmaker Raphaël Grisey and photographer Bouba Touré, who document and participate in the Somankidi Coura farming project in Senegal.

9.15 pm
Discussion