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Anthropocene Campus | Forum Socioecological Design

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 Key Terms II with Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bronislaw Szerszynski und Chip Lord; Moderation: Katrin Klingan

When GPS trackers, blood transfusions, special feed, parking regulations, and national laws are used to save a certain species of bird from extinction, then nature, the human being, culture, and technology become a hybrid thing, as artist Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir shows using the example of a bird protection program. Something that can perhaps be described as “synthetic world,” as the sociologist Bronislaw Szerszynski explains. Where are the large-scale visions, the thinking in alternatives, as Chip Lord, a founding member of the legendary art and architectural collective ANT-Farm asks? A public discussion of the term “socio-ecological deisgn” to conclude Anthropocene Campus, led by Katrin Klingan, HKW.
Part II, public presentation of “Key Terms,” Key Term II, “Socioecological Design.”

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir is an artist and teaches at Listaháskóli Íslands in Reykjavik. Bronislaw Szerszynski teaches sociology at Lancaster University. Media artist and architect Chip Lord is former director of the Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California in Santa Cruz.