In his public lecture "Unsoiled: The Promise of Future Foods" organized by the Political Ecologies Seminar (UvA), Rhys Williams explores the narratives and aesthetics mobilised by radical developments in food production technologies, and asks what new formal relations between human and non-human nature they might bring into being. The accompanying Graduate Masterclass studies solarity and agriculture.
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.
A PhD position in an Environmental Humanities subject is available at the University of Amsterdam in Esther Peeren's ERC Consolidator project Imagining the Rural in a Globalizing World/RURALIMAGINATIONS.
Exhibition by Isaac Monté, in collaboration with Toby Kiers Mediamatic, Amsterdam, 04-10-’16 / 14-02-‘17 Exhibition review by: Tim Renders This exhibition discusses the human urge for perfection by displaying transformed pigs hearts that resemble the urge for inner beauty. Belgian design activist Isaac Monté cooperated for this project with evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers, who is... Continue Reading →