English-language seminar with Olga Smith, University of Newcastle.
The meeting, in collaboration with THE NEW INSTITUTE Center for Environmental Humanities (NICHE) of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, focuses on the articulations of nature, ecology and environment in visual art. The course will be structured around the tropes of ‘the place’ and ‘the planet,’ and the different commitments they entail. If ‘the place’ is singular, local and often nationally defined, then ‘the planetary’ urges us to reconsider
‘the place’ as a part of the interconnected global ecosystem. We will map the developments in artistic practices onto major paradigm shifts within the arts and sciences, caused by the emergence of the terms such as the Anthropocene.
The seminar will be held in English.