Inclinations #20: Post-Natural Politics
Helen Hester | Matteo Pasquinelli |
Rory Rowan & Nick Srnicek
Samstag 3. Oktober 2015, 15 – 17:30 Uhr
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Post-Natural Politics, with guests Helen Hester, Matteo Pasquinelli, Rory Rowan & Nick Srnicek for our lecture series Inclinations, hosted by Patricia Reed.
This 20th session brings together four thinkers whose work addresses (post-catastrophic) horizons of futurity conditioned by geo-social complexity. Weaving together an array of issues, ranging from labour, sex and macro-economics; to affective will, machinic intelligence and planetary geography – the aim is to plot continuums across these disciplines, and how they may be leveraged towards better modes of collective life. How can a politics commensurate with our post-natural situation be articulated that avows scalar complexity, without falling into (hubristic) ‘futurist’ traps of historical amnesia? What role does modeling play, in both cognitive and pragmatic senses, in our ability to conceptualize future(s) (beyond extinction), and how does art operate in the co-formation of these new perspectives?
The framework for the session was largely inspired by the text “Extinction as Usual?: Geo-Social Futures and Left Optimism” (2015) by Rory Rowan [ → here… ]
The event will begin with presentations from each participant, followed by a group discussion. [Read more here… ]
|Inclinations:A monthly speaker series at Or Gallery Berlin, hosting philosophers, artists, curators, and…
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
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