KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth - For an Ecological Realpolitik
KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth
11 April–13 June 2022 (10 meetings), at 5:30 p.m.
As part of our non-formal education program, we are pleased to announce a reading group entitled A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth. The series of ten meetings will be moderated by art historians and curators Irena Borić and Živa Kleindienst. We will meet weekly from the beginning of April to the beginning of June. The reading group is designed as an open space for meetings, dialogue, conversation and collaborative learning about ecological, socio-political and activist topics, which will be drawn from KIBLA's intermedia productions and the visual exhibition program. The aim of the shared reading of selected texts and collective reflection is to get to know a wide range of artworks and to exchange knowledge on current theories of contemporaneity, the development of technology and the social, political and economic concepts that dictate global shifts and thus condition our everyday lives.
The meetings will be held weekly on Mondays (except for holidays in April and May when the meetings will be moved to Tuesdays) from 11 April to 13 June 2022 at MMC KIBLA (Ulica kneza Koclja 9). The reading group is aimed at a wider, general audience; no professional background is expected, except curiosity, a desire for collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge. We kindly recommend that you read the proposed texts in advance. To register your participation and receive the texts in PDF format, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Registration is for information only and is not binding.
You are cordially invited!
4. For an Ecological Realpolitik
Tuesday, 3 May, at 5:30 p.m.
The fourth session will focus on the text For an Ecological Realpolitik by the French philosopher Pierre Charbonnier, in which he points out: »Although earth system science has provided us with detailed evidence of the climate imperative, the inertia of the development paradigm and its percolating effect on both international relations and class relations have paralyzed the green turn. Without this engine of growth, how, one wonders, can ‘the social model’ of industrial societies be preserved, and how, one wonders on the other side of the world, can the demands of development be satisfied?«.
The text is available at https://www.e-flux.com/journal/114/365035/for-an-ecological-realpolitik/
< Visuals: P L A T EA U R E S I D U E, Terra Ignota, 2021, screen capture. Courtesy of the artists.
The reading group is part of informal educational program, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.