Digital Mapping of Contemporaneity, Activism & Ecology
Organized by Annette Jael Lehmann and Till Rückwart as part of the research project Circulating Narratives - Entangling Communities: Case Studies in Global Performance Art based at the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities”, Freie Universität Berlin. In collaboration with metaLAB (at) Harvard & FU Berlin and ZK/U Berlin – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik. Hosted by Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) in Berlin.
December 7 2023
Berlin 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CET
Hybrid 3:45 - 4:30 pm CET/9:45 - 10:30 am EST
Held at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)
Limited capacity – please register by emailing Till Rückwart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or join online for the performance lecture by Francesca Panetta at 3:45 pm CET/9:45 am EST. Please register here.
This workshop will test methods and investigative tools/mappings to raise awareness of climate resilience through narrative and performative interventions. It brings together academics, artists and activists to develop and introduce new prototypes for knowledge dissemination and display. In three sections: Case Studies in Planetary Agencies, Co-Exploring Current Projects and Case Studies in Storytelling and Interspecies Connections we will explore new strategies of Digital Mapping of Contemporaneity, Activism & Ecology.
The workshop will focus on lectures and discussions as well as transdisciplinary networking, brainstorming and co-exploration activities. Methods of storytelling, fictional archives and the rewriting of social constructs through community building will be presented in the form of knowledge visualizations as effective resiliencies against master narratives in the context of questions of sustainability.
Program | Thursday, 7 December 2023
Schedule is in Central European Time (CET)/Berlin
Each presentation includes 15 minutes Q&A
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
- Annette Jael Lehmann (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020, metaLAB (at) FU Berlin)
- Jeffrey Schnapp (Chair of Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature, Founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard)
Case Studies in Planetary Agencies. Moderator: Annette Jael Lehmann
10:15 Planetary Agencies - how art can create a space of agency for non-human stakeholders.
- Matthias Einhoff (ZK/U Berlin – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik)
10:45 ClimART and GPTree – an emotional and artistic access to climate change to enhance climate resilience.
- Stefan Koderisch & Clemens Gruber (ZK/U Berlin – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik)
11:45 Lunch Break (Catering)
Co-Exploring Current Projects. Moderator: Dario Rodighiero (University of Groningen)
12:45 Mapping, exploring and sensing infrastructures
- Giacomo Nanni (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Urban Complexity Lab)
13:15 Glitches as Storytellers – Symbolic Potential of Errors in Satellite Image Depictions of Climate-Affected Environments
- Till Rückwart (Freie Universität Berlin, metaLAB (at) FU Berlin)
13:45 Advancing Hate Speech Detection in Online Communication of Adolescents
- Jan Fillies (Freie Universität Berlin)
14:15 Short Break (Coffee)
Case Studies in Storytelling and Interspecies Connections. Moderator: Jeffrey Schnapp
14:30 Decentering Humans: Creating a new institute for climate sound
- Kara Oehler (Institute for Climate Sound & Society, Copenhagen, metaLAB (at) Harvard)
15:00 Transductive Wind Music – Sharing the Danish Landscape with Wind Turbines
- Marie Koldkjær Højlund (Aarhus University)
15:30 Short Break
Hybrid Performance Lecture (register to join online)
15:45 Storytelling for Social Impact: UAL’s AKO Storytelling Institute’s Mission
- Francesca Panetta (AKO Storytelling Institute, University of Arts London)
16:30 Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks