Wed, 21.04.2021 – Sat, 24.04.2021
Assembly for permacircular museums
The cultural sector is giving more and more space to ecological as well as postcolonial discourses, but at the same time is itself caught up in capitalist entanglements. How can its institutions make the radical shift towards a permacircular future?
Over four days, the event brings together keynote addresses, case studies, roundtables, professional workshops, and artist performances to discuss the future of art institutions, share experiences, and explore alliances with radical and grassroots movements. The conference is initiated in the framework of the project »Notes towards a Permacircular Museum« by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro for the exhibition »Critical Zones«. Following an exercise in mapping the show’s environmental footprint and a collective effort to restore an abandoned fruit orchard near ZKM, the project explores the possibility of expanding museum maintenance practices to more-than-human solidarity and sheltering.
Wed, 2 pm–3.30 pm
This introduction session will harvest a broad range of questions from the project initiators and guest lecturers, framing the following focus sessions. Institutions increasingly speak of giving nature a voice, and even rights. How are the ethics and practices of cultural institutions affected once we take this claim seriously? Which new visions do we need for art institutions in what Bruno Latour has called the New Climatic Regime, and how can we translate self-criticism into action?
Lucia Pietroiusti (curator of General Ecology at Serpentine Gallery, London)
Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro (artist, ecologist, curator)
Peter Weibel (CEO of ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe)
and an activation by Mira Hirtz (performance artist and art mediator, Karlsruhe)
++ Registration and full Program: https://zkm.de/en/assembly ++
++ German Livestream: https://youtu.be/GUzOyZF2rWg ++
V Galerii Hraničář je od středy 16. 9. 2020 k vidění výstava BíLá Místa, jejíž velká písmena v názvu odkazují na hnutí Black Lives Matter. Jako doprovodná akce bude 8. 10 ve 20.30 promítnut dokumentární film LETY, který natočila ROMEA TV.
Více v článku zde: http://www.romea.cz/cz/kultura/bila-mista-v-hranicari-vystava-odkazujici-na-hnuti-black-lives-matters-predstavuje-v-usti-nad-labem-romske-a-proromske-umelce
The Whole Earth Catalog was a kind of "unofficial handbook of the counterculture". It was, pre-Internet, a way for anyone anywhere to tap into a global economy. Founder and editor Stewart Brand set out to create a catalog- like the then-very-practical-and-universal catalog L.L. Bean- that would showcase all of the great tools of the world to help anyone do things for themselves or learn about big ideas.
Lloyd Kahn was the Shelter editor of the catalog. Kahn, an insurance broker-turned-builder, leveraged his experience with Whole Earth and began to publish his own books. First, he wrote very popular books on dome building. Kahn had become "the spokesman for the counterculture on domes" (his dome home even appeared in Life Magazine), but he took the books out of print when he decided the building style just wasn't practical and "I didn't want any more domes on my kharma".
In 1974 Kahn took down his dome and replaced it with a more traditional handmade home. "Built stud-frame house using recycled lumber, doors, windows," he writes in his 2004 book Home Work, "Relief somehow to discover old ways can work best."
Today, Lloyd and his wife Lesley Creed run their own homestead in Bolinas, California where they tend an extensive organic garden and bantam chickens, grind their own wheat, make their own sourdough, spin their own wool, and continue to build their own structures (most recently, a chicken coop with a living roof).
Google bullshit removed. Original story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/whole-earth-catalog-revisited-steve-jobs-google-60s/
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