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Experimental Reading Room

The Experimental Reading Room creates a space to interact, experiment, learn and dream our way to a new orientation towards ecological awareness in contemporary art and society. Based around a parallel program of degrowth lectures by prominent international thinkers and thematic study circles, the project is designed to engender the self-production of socially-embedded, theoretically-informed and practically-oriented knowledge in the vital field of art and ecology.

Art and Ecology Seminar Group

A regular series of study circles organised in collaboration with local universities at the Translocal Institute aims to foster a community of intellectual and artistic enquiry into critical questions around art and ecology. Each semester focuses on a particular theme, such as post-humanism, planetarity, biodiversity and wilderness, with readings provided to members of the circle, as well as occasional invited speakers.

Anthropocene Response Lecture Series

A series of visiting lectures by leading art theorists provides a platform to consider changing paradigms of social, economic and cultural thought in the light of the awareness of ecological crisis. In addition to presenting their research, speakers are invited to reflect on the implications of the anthropocene for their own professional trajectories.

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Natasha Ginwala: Justice as Medium

Brian Holmes: Landscapes of Fear and Desire - The Political Ecology of the Present

Katerina Gregos: The Politics of National Representation in the context of the Venice Biennale

Ecological Futures: Contemporary Art and Anthropocene Studies


Art and Ecological Crisis: Planetary Consciousness in Practice

Simon Sheikh: Art, Populism and the People

What's Left of Nature: Art and Wilderness in the Anthropocene

Art in the Age of the Anthropocene




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