Gediminas Urbonas
Alejandro Medina
3-3-3 or 3-3-6
Lab Fee
TR 7-10

4.314/5 – Climate Visions.Advanced Workshop in Artistic Practice and Transdisciplinary Research

Climate Visions positions artistic intelligence as a way to contribute with aesthetics and criticality to climate science, suggesting new visioning, that is in dialectics with scientific one. Lingering between pragmatics and fiction this course will probe new perspectivism that enables future narratives of cohabitation with more-than-humans. The workshop will engage with the Herter community garden in Boston as a site where utopias for the future forms of environmental citizenship and new climate commons will be prototyped. In conversation with local stakeholders and users the participants will develop hybrid projects of art and design suggesting an artistic instrumentarium for ecological repair, envisioning, speculation and probing of an alternative perspectives, that catalyse a different climate for the future.A multitude of concepts will be engaged with during this workshop: hybrid habitats, energy and food cycles, maintenance and care, shadow biosphere, non-extractive thinking, new climatic regime, feminist fabulation, climate as wicked problem, commons and commensality. The analysis of these terms will be explored in lectures led by philosopher Kristupas Sabolius. Readings related to this subject include those by Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Anna Tsing, Gilbert Simondon, Andrew Pickering, Isabelle Stengers, Jane Bennet, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and others.