Terrestrial University with Bruno Latour
A Portrait of Bruno Latour.
The French philosopher in conversation
Thu, June 25, 2020 7 pm CEST, Talk

»Each of us thus faces the following question: Do we continue to nourish dreams of escaping, or do we start seeking a territory that we and our children can inhabit? Either we deny the existence of the problem, or else we look for a place to land.« – Bruno Latour, »Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime«.

Together with Bruno Latour, we set out to explore the »Critical Zone« – the thin layer of the Earth, in which all living beings and processes of life are inextricably entangled with each other. This weeks »Terrestrial University« deals with the shifts in thinking required to maintain the fragile balance of the »Critical Zone«. 

Terrestrial University

In his book »Down to Earth«, Bruno Latour argues that the modern concept of 'nature' can no longer be sustained - and cannot be politicised. His suggestion: we must become "terrestrial"! Latour will further discuss this concept: as a consciousness for the fragile and restricted conditions of the habitability of the Earth.

> More information on the term »terrestrial« in our Glossolalia. <

The conversation will take about an hour and is accompanied by Barbara Kiolbassa, art educator at ZKM. The audience has the opportunity to ask specific questions to Bruno Latour via our telegram group (zkm_criticalzones).

The event will be held in English.

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