Investing in Futures: Speculative Cosmologies. April 15
Investing in Futures: Speculative Cosmologies
-a Workshop by Una Chaudhuri, Marina Zurkow And Sarah Rothberg
“Investing in Futures: Speculative Cosmologies” is one version of a world-building game created by Marina Zurkow and Sarah Rothberg; the guest collaborator for this version is Una Chaudhuri, with a focus on the environment and the impact of reconfiguring our highly interpersonal relation with it.
The game unfolds over a structured four-hour period in which small groups of participants engage in imagining, brainstorming, and specifying new worlds in response to a series of prompts and constraints. A key element of the world-building process is the creation of material culture artifacts or practices (in a vast range of possible genres) that capture and convey the alternative cosmologies by which humans might relate to the other forms of life on--and to living differently on--our planet."
This event is By invitation only primarily reserved for Agenda 2030 members and for the Malmö Theatre Academy members of the Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research.
There are a limited number of attendees for this workshop, so do sign up by sending an e-mail marked UNA to jan [dot] michelsen [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se to reserve a spot.
Should you, as an external part, have any further interest in this particular event, please contact Jan Michelsen jan [dot] michelsen [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se.
About Una Chaudhuri
Una Chaudhuri is Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University and Director of XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement (as.nyu.edu, new window). She is a pioneer in the fields of eco-theatre and Animal Studies. Her recent publications include Animal Acts: Performing Species Today (co-edited with Holly Hughes) The Ecocide Project: Research Theatre and Climate Change (co-authored with Shonni Enelow), and The Stage Lives of Animals: Zooësis and Performance. Chaudhuri participates in collaborative creative projects, including the multi-platform intervention entitled Dear Climate, and is a founding member of CLIMATE LENS.
About Marina Zurkow
Media and participatory practice artist Marina Zurkow connects people to nature-culture tensions and environmental messes, offering humor and new ways of knowing, connecting, and feeling. Investing in Futures is a collaborative initiative with Sarah Rothberg, and an extension of More&More Unlimited. Her other collaborations include Dear Climate (with Una Chaudhuri and Oliver Kellhammer), Climoji, and Floating Studio for Dark Ecologies. Currently, she is working on imagining future oceans, and connecting eaters to food opportunities in changing climates. She is a teaching fellow at Bennington College, a fellow at ITP/Tisch School of the Arts, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow.
About Sarah Rothberg
Sarah Rothberg is an interactive media artist and faculty at ITP/IMA at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Along with an ever-expanding network of collaborators, SR and Marina Zurkow developed Investing in Futures in 2015 as a way of collectively imaging more hopeful alternate realities. SR uses embodied technologies (such as VR, AR, installation, worldbuilding) to invite participants to feel relationships between the personal and systemic, with a specific interest in the impact of new media on ways of being, understanding and interacting with the world. SR is also part of NEW INC, the New Museum's cultural incubator, most recently with their E.A.T. program (a collaboration with Rhizome and Bell Labs) and ONX studio.
This workshop is arranged by Agenda 2030 at Lund University (lu.se, new window) in collaboration with Malmö Theatre Academy.