Call for contributions to an evening of thought-provoking slams

Call for contributions to an evening of thought-provoking slams

Anthropocene Slam Zürich: Preparing a survival kit for an Uncertain environmental future Call for contributions to an evening of thought-provoking slams, live music, bar and food. With guest speaker Kathryn Yusoff, Senior lecturer in Human Geography at the University of London. Audience: Students and scientists across disciplines, artists, and the general public interested in engaging in a playful way with fundamental questions about the future of our society in a time of limits to growth, climate change and over-exploitation of ecosystems. Format of slams: • Slam of open format (spoken text, visuals such as power point (or prezi) slides, show elements), or in other words a ‘creative’ talk of thought-provoking (maybe humorous) content and unusual format. • Duration per slam: 10 minutes • Slammers will talk about our pre-collapse society, collapse, and/or post-collapse scenarios: what will happen, who will win, what will remain, what can be done, how can we think about/ imagine environmental collapse or post-collapse differently, hopeful stories or black humour… • Formal requirement: each slammer brings a concrete object (ideally a real object, can also be a representation of an object, person, idea, or concept) around which the slam is organised. The slammer promotes the object to be included in a ‘survival kit for a uncertain environmental future’ • A stage, microphone and beamer will be available • Preferably in English, possible in German Submission: • 0.5-1 page abstract of slam, including description of the object, short narrative, and intended format, plus short ‘CV’ of presenter. • Deadline for submissions: Monday 30th March 2015 to Juanita.schlaepfer@usys.ethz.ch Events: Slam in the Alumni (GEP) Pavillon, Polyterrasse, ETH Zurich...
Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues

Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues

This exhibition presents artworks and artistic research, documenting how artists work with scientists on environmental issues. It takes place at the Department of Environmental Systems, ETH Zurich, where art exhibits are rarely shown. The Artists are: Brandon Ballengée, Tiffany Holmes, Andrea Polli, Aviva Rahmani, Juanita Schläpfer-Miller, Jill Scott, Eugenio Tisselli Co-curated by Boris Magrini and Jill Scott Scientific advisor: Angelika Hilbeck Opening Friday, 27. November 2015, 17:00 Duration 27. November 2015 to 23. March 2016 Monday to Friday, 11.00 – 19.00 Location Zurich, Institute of Integrative Biology Green Floor, Universitätstrasse 16 CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland SUMMARY Curated by Jill Scott and Boris Magrini, the exhibition is part of the PhD program z-node at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts resulting from a cooperation between the ZHdK and the ETH Zurich and presenting works inspired by environmental science. It includes Brandon Ballengée with photographs of amphibians, Aviva Rahmani with drawings about long-term landscape restoration and Juanita Schläpfer-Miller with a project called Climate Hope Garden 2085. Also Tiffany Holmes shows her innovative eco-visualization software to measure water quality, Andrea Polli presents a project with weather observers in Antarctica and Jill Scott exhibits a media sculpture about sound perception with stories from wild plants. In addition, a community web project by Eugenio Tisselli is shown that was developed with farmers together in Tanzania (in cooperation with Angelika Hilbeck). The scientific advisors for these projects were, Angelika Hilbeck, Christopher Robinson, Christoph Kueffer, Norbert Diller and Andreas Fischlin. CONTACT Boris Magrini +41 76 571 24 27 borismagrini(at)yahoo.fr Gabrielle Attinger +41 44 632 29 16 gabrielle.attinger(at)usys.ethz.ch   _______________RELATED CONFERENCE_________________ MODELS OF DIVERSITY: CURRENT TRANSDISCOURSES...