Eco-logics: Ethics, Politics, Art Workshop
Eco-logics: Ethics, Politics, Art is a one day workshop organised by the Division of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham Trent University and the Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham. The workshop draws together an interdisciplinary field of academics and artists who find themselves engaged with questions concerning our relation to 'nature' and the nature of relationality.
- When: Tuesday 6 May 2014, 12 am
- Location: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB
Elements of the recent 'speculative turn' in continental philosophy have reinvigorated debates surrounding anthropocentrism, ecology and modes of encounter with and within the non-human world. The term 'eco-logics' attempts to convey the necessity for new forms of address that evade, disrupt or reconfigure the traditional geometries of thought commonly applied to the Human-Nature dyad.
This one-day workshop draws together an interdisciplinary field of academics and artists who find themselves engaged with questions concerning our relation to 'nature' and the nature of relationality. Principle questions concern the modalities of relationality that presently exist, conceptually and concretely, their impact and consequence, and the possibility of envisioning new modes of engagement which adequately reflect our developing understanding of the natural world. Ranging across the fields of ethics, politics and art, the event will provide a forum for the sustained interrogation of contemporary trajectories of thought and practice, and a platform for the further development of novel interdisciplinary approaches to pressing, global-ecological concerns.
Keynote speakers: Tom Tyler (Oxford Brookes University) and Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki)
Call for papers
The organisers would like to invite academics and artists engaged by these issues to attend and contribute. In particular, we invite pre-prepared written/verbal contributions (ten minutes maximum) and / or work for exhibition, performance or discussion relevant to the following themes (which will become the focus of roundtable sessions):
- Eco-logics: thinking after centrism.
- Lively Materialities: animals, environments and the political ecology of inhuman relations.
- Weird, dark, denatured: ecologies of art and the aesthetic experience.