Presentations and Conversations

Where is the Planetary? Day 1

Fri, Oct 14, 2022
Auditorium
7–10 pm
Free admission

In English

This event will be filmed.

The opening night sets up the search for a model of sustainable collaboration under planetary conditions: What diverse worldviews underlie the way we deal with the planet’s crises? How can a common political and social agency emerge from this? In an experimental setting designed by artist Koki Tanaka, scientists, scholars and artists share various perspectives on planetary practice: from zooming out to the cosmic, grounding back to our geological Earth and personal biographies, to exploring the ethics of repair and care and the vision of a second primordial soup for planetary survival.

7 pm
Planetary Habitability Part 1
Presentations
With Katrin Klingan, Bernd Scherer, Koki Tanaka, Lisa Baraitser, L. Sasha Gora, Jan Zalasiewicz (remote)

We become aware of the planetary at the moment certain modes of life bring the life-support systems of Earth to their limits. But how these thresholds are breached, measured, or felt varies greatly depending on the ideologies and worldviews that underlie them or the material limitations they effect.

The evening begins with a search for the location of the planetary, informed by diverse practices like care and geological research. Over the course of the evening, Koki Tanaka will introduce his practice alongside models for developing planetary collaboration which will take place the following day.

8 pm
Planetary Habitability Part 2
Presentations
With Shadreck Chirikure, L. Sasha Gora, Patricia Reed, Fernando Silva e Silva, Simon Turner, Mi You, Gary Zhexi Zhang

How do different social and political assumptions behind any understanding of planetary boundaries affect the possibilities for understanding each other, the measurability of the planet at multiple scales, and the possibility of agreeing on and implementing effective countermeasures?

A group discussion between participants reimagines collaboration from the chaotic processes of a primordial soup. The session then concludes with an attempt to conceive of a structure that finds connections and measurements between different ideas and perspectives of habitability.

9 pm
Presentations
With Felipe Castelblanco, Maria Chehonadskih, Kai van Eikels, continent. (Jamie Allen, Paul Boshears, Nina Jäger, Lital Khaikin, Anna-Luisa Lorenz), John Kim, Francine McCarthy, Adania Shibli

Where is the Planetary?

Where is the Planetary? Day 2

Practices and Conversations

Oct 15, 2022

Where is the Planetary?

Where is the Planetary? Day 3

Oct 16, 2022