George Steinmann, photo credits: Jussi Tiainen
Critical Conditions: Mind of Nature
28-29 November 2020
4-6 PM IST
11:30 AM-1:30 PM CET
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Each one of us is affected by ecological issues – but there are simply so many problems today that no one person, or organisation, can show us the complete picture of what’s happening around, above and below us. This widening gap in knowledge about ecology, and lack of proximity to peers or a sense of community, creates a further drift for individuals to remain disconnected with the burning issues of ecology in everyday life.
Critical Conditions hosted by The Story of Foundation is an online program that engenders dialogue, conversation, and debate around issues as well as curious multidisciplinary topics about ecology today. The program is designed as a digital symposium aiming to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the general public by bringing them up, close and personal with inspiring people, practices and topics about ecology, in the form of candid, comfortable conversations.
The format of the program is a virtual human library in which several passionate seekers will personally converse with 20 multidisciplinary experts or environmental actors in 20 virtual rooms. There will also be an Open House on both days during which the experts will take on questions from the larger audience / viewers of the rooms. On both days of the program, the program will host conversation between all the experts to discuss their personal perspectives on ecology. The goal is to create a platform for conversations that inspire and propel the global youth to understand the complexities of the anthropocene and act for the future of nature.
Watch a follow-up of the conversations here:
Swiss participants in the program include:
George Steinmann, artist and researcher
Johannes Hedinger, artist and curator
Fragmentin, artist collective
Robin Meier, artist and researcher
Ursula Biemann (with Ivan Vargas), artist, author and video essayist
Marcus Maeder, artist and researcher
Vanessa Lorenzo, artist
Leonardo Buergi, artist
To see the complete list of experts and topics, and for more information, click here.