Lecture and Masterclass Allan Stoekl – Sustainability: Technocracy and Meditation

Please note a change of room for the Masterclass: VU Medical Building, room D-565.

In his public lecture on 20 September, Allan Stoekl draws on the work of Georges Bataille and E. F. Schumacher's Buddhist economics to imagine a theory of sustainability that will avoid the pitfalls of the technocratic approach. In the morning, (R)MA and PhD students are welcome to participate in a Masterclass on this topic.

After Hiroshima: Cultural Responses to the Atomic Bomb

How did artists, writers, film makers, and activists respond to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath, and how do they relate to nuclear issues today? After Hiroshima highlights some of the different responses to these questions by bringing together film screenings, performances, lectures, visual art, and even a ‘nuclear game.’ The event takes place across the city center of Groningen from 7-13 September 2019.

Symposium: Climate Realism – Aesthetics and Politics of Climate

The Goethe-Institut Amsterdam is organizing a symposium on Friday the 10th of May. Climate Realism is an occasion to rethink the aesthetics and politics of climate in its myriad forms; to capture climates capacity to express embedded histories; to map the formal strategies of representation that have turned climate into cultural content; and to index embodied currents of past and future climates.

Nuclear Waste and Future Heritage: Excursion to COVRA

On 9 October 2019, the Environmental Humanities Centre will pay a visit to COVRA, the only nuclear waste facility in the Netherlands. In addition to learning more about the complex practices of safe storage, we also want to explore the relations between nuclear waste and art on site. Sign up for this excursion quickly, there are a limited number of available spots!

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