Seminar on the Philosophy and Politics of Ecology 8.-9.11.2016

Seminar on the Philosophy and Politics of Ecology 8.-9.11.2016

Auditorium 3, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki

Organized by MA program in Ecology and Contemporary Performance/ Tuija Kokkonen

 

Tuesday 8.11. 

10 Opening

10.15-13 Yrjö Haila: “The Human Ecological Condition: An Eco-social Perspective

—How to understand and come to terms with the human dependence on the biosphere.”

13-14 Lunch break

14-17 Ville Lähde: "The Many Histories of Human/Nature Relations and the Politics of Scarcity."

 

Wednesday 9.11.

10-12 Tuija Kokkonen: “Three Ecologies of Felix Guattari and the Potentiality of Performance.”

12-13 Lunch break

13-16 Tero Nauha: “From the general intellect to affective economies: Workshop on the conjunction between the ecological thought of Félix Guattari, Italian Operaismo and the contemporary forms of the post-industrial apparatus of capitalism.”

16-16.30 Discussion.

 

ALL THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS ARE WARMLY WELCOME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE CONTACT tuija.kokkonen@uniarts.fi.

 

Yrjo Haila is Professor emeritus in Environmental Policy, University of Tampere. He has been exploring the interface between society and nature from several complimentary perspectives.

Ville Lähde is PhD, is an author, a science journalist and a researcher in the independent research unit BIOS. His research concerned the multiple meanings of the concept of “nature”, after which he has written on environmental questions, the nature of political action, art, gardening and food.  

Tero Nauha an artist and a postdoctoral researcher. His research uses a critical approach to schizoanalysis as applied to artistic practice in the context of immanent capitalism.

Tuija Kokkonen is an artist-researcher and a lecturer in MA program in Ecology and Contemporary Performance. Her doctoral research explores our relationships to the non-human in relation to the question, what is and could be the role of performance at the age of ecological crises.