Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Raphael Daibert


“The Word for World is Forest”: Art and Human Ecological Restoration (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Raphael Daibert

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2023 - 01.02.2024 | C 14.102 b Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course borrows its title from the science fiction novel of Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1972. My intention with it is to invoke more-than-human perspectives, indigenous cosmovisions and fabulations of worlds otherwise, looking at theory and artistic practices centered around ways of being in and with nature. The debate around ecology during the semester will not only look at the climate catastrophe, but shed light in action, and the constant fight against racial and gender subjugation in the Global South, sharing possibilities of moving towards a “world of many worlds” – as defended by the Zapatistas. [Provisional] Bibliography: - Malcom Ferdinand: Decolonial Ecology : Thinking from the Caribbean World; - Kathryn Yusoff: A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None; - Vanessa Oliveira: Hospicing Modernity - Nego Bispo dos Santos - Robin Wall Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgrass. Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. - Anna Tsing: The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins - Paulo Tavares - +++ List of artists we will be working/in dialogue with: - Walla Capelobo - Davi de Jesus do Nascimento - Denilson Baniwa - Jaider Esbell - MAHKU - Philip Rizk - Uyra - Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman - +++