from 22 Oct 2022 to 23 Oct 2022
Art and environmental practices for a present resurgence
Two-day symposium: lectures, screening and video installation.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October, 2022
The current ecological crises and the necessary vital change that follows, constitute the urgency behind LIVABILITY, a two-day symposium that explores the relationship between art and ecology from artistic, philosophical and socio-environmental perspectives.
Based on these assumptions, LIVABILITY combines artistic practice and theory, critical insight and action to create new shared narratives. The local scenario is thus connected to major transnational changes in a multidisciplinary perspective, with the aim of nurturing critical reflection and a process of conscious awareness of the climate and environmental crisis.
The need for a global transformation of the relationship with nature, sociality and creative processes leads us to consider the multiple ecologies as an integral part of our life system and therefore necessary to produce the imagination of a possible future. In the creation of this imaginary, art and artists play an important role.
What kind of values and sensibilities should we cultivate to articulate the social and ontological responsibility at the core of the planet's ecosystem? How might we engage with the many non-human societies at risk of extinction? How can we begin to become human differently in a world that opposes otherness?
Starting with these questions, LIVABILITY brings together artists, researchers, philosophers, activists and anthropologists in a common program, drawing from the vast global landscape to create new alliances through reflections and practices developed in recent years. On 22 and 23 October, the temporary community of LIVABILITY will dedicate care, commitment, reflection, creativity and debate to fight for the possibility of a resurgence.