Compact Course: Critical Techno(eco)logies

March 21, 2022 - March 25, 2022
All Day

Deeply entangled in an inescapable epoch of the seemingly ordinary Anthropocene, the need to radically reassemble relationships of ecologies and technologies is more vital than ever – to re/think socio-technical practices and re/design modes of convening with our companion species and environments. Within the framework of this block-seminar, we will discuss critical perspectives on the regulation, consumption and capitalization of both nature and tech, exploring posthuman approaches to interspecies sustainability. We will discover emerging phenomena on the topic, explore concepts of beyond-western-centric cosmogonies and the pluriverse, and drawing on the approaches of speculative design and critical making, we will debate and prototype alternative human-nonhuman relationships (with an open source soft/hard/wetware attitude), integrating critical thinking with designing.

– Haraway, Donna (2003). The Companion Species Manifesto. Dogs, People and Significant Otherness. Chicago, IL: Prickly Paradigm Press.
– Braidotti, Rosi (2013). ‘The Posthuman’. Cambridge: Polity Press.
– Hui, Yuk (2017). Cosmotechnics as Cosmopolitics. e-flux Journal #86, November 2017.

TU Berlin + UdK Berlin
Language: English
Participants: Max. 15

Prof. Dr. Michelle Christensen (TU/UdK)
Prof. Dr. Florian Conradi (TU/UdK)
Pablo Torres (TU/UdK)
in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost (UdK)

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