Will Foster and Alex Head from Wasteland Twinning Network Berlin will present at 'Urban Ecologies and its practices' Conference that summarises the programme of the Museum of Art in Lodz URBAN ECOLOGIES.
Why do we talk about numberof ecologies and not just one? It is difficult to bring down numerous relations in which we enter with the environment to a single mode of acting and thinking. This complex wholeness, of which we are a part of, need tools from more than one discipline. The environment consists not only of people but also animals, plants, other kinds of matter as well as any reliances and forces acting between them.
While speaking about ecologies one need to mention Anthropocene. It is an epoch, distinguished by researchers, in which human impact on the environment was described as so invasive that the consequences of our species’ activity were found to be irreversible for the future of the planet. Some researchers argue that the initial moment for the Anthropocene was the learning of intensive agricultural cultivation, for others it is linked with the industrial revolution and the emergence of the steam engine.
The list of conference participants includes artists, theoreticians, curators, activists, representatives of postdisciplinary institutions whose theoretical practice or practical theory involves the issues of ecologies.
Participants: Monika Bakke, Paul Chaney(Field Club), Leszek Golec and Tatiana Czekalska, Tue Greenfort, Marta Madejska (Urban Movements Congress / Association of Urban Initiatives Topographies in Lodz), Will Foster and Alex Head (Wasteland Twinning), Baz Kershaw, Lissette Olivares and Cheto Castellano, Matteo Pasquinelli (Urbanibalism), Nicola Triscott (Art Catalyst).'