The Terrestrial University

The recordings

A screenshot of a zoom interview with Peter Weibel, Barbara Kiolbassa and Bruno Latour in the context of the »Terrestrial University« at ZKM Karlsruhe

Here you will find the recordings of past events of the »Terrestrial University«.

The »Terrestrial University« is an experimental lecture series in the context of the exhibition »Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics«, and we cordially invite you to attend the class. In different formats such as lectures, talks or films, we turn to the critical situation of the Earth. The series was held weekly from June to July and will take place once a month from August 2020.

The »Terrestrial University« is accompanied by the app Telegram. Follow the contributions via the ZKM channel t.me/zkmkarlsruhe or join our Telegram Critical Zones group. We welcome questions and feedback: t.me/zkm_criticalzones

Please click here to download the instructions for Telegram.

»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, Polity Press, Cambridge 2018

»Oh my, we are in this together and no matter where we are positioned, we are responsible to and for each other. I think that’s about being terrestrial.« – Donna Haraway, during the streaming festival of the opening of the exhibition »Critical Zones«

1. Terrestrial University: Climate Warriors. A Documentary Film by Carl-A. Fechner

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(The event was held in German)

2. Terrestrial University: Basic Principles of Climate Change. A Lecture by Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz

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(The event was held in German)

3. Terrestrial University: Of Volcanoes and Immersive Technology. Karen Holmberg and Andrés Burbano in conversation

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4. Terrestrial University with Bruno Latour. The French philosopher in conversation

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5. Terrestrial University: Cloud Studies. Dr. Samaneh Moafi (Forensic Architecture) in conversation

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6. Terrestrial University: Adaptation to climate change. Karlsruhe's strategy for hot days

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(The event was held in German)

7. Terrestrial University: Symbiotic Earth. A film about the life and work of Lynn Margulis

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For legal reasons the film was not recorded and can therefore not be provided here.

8. Terrestrial University: Oceans in Transformation. With John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Markus Reymann, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel and Bettina Korintenberg

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9. Terrestrial University: Trees of Protest. Film screening followed by a discussion with the director Nick Schader

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10. Terrestrial University: Ciné-Cipó – Cine-Liana at Amazon Tall Tower Observatory. Barbara Marcel in conversation

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11. Terrestrial University: The Right Uses of Land; with Julia Pongratz and Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro

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12. Terrestrial University: Scientists for Future Karlsruhe

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(The event was held in German)

13. Terrestrial University: Prospecting Ocean. Talk with Armin Linke

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14. Terrestrial University: Every Plant has a Story (to tell). Uriel Orlow, Lili Carr, and Peter Nick in conversation.

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15. Terrestrial University: Swamps and the New Imagination

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16. Terrestrial University: Pacha and ch'ixi. Andean Cosmological Equilibrium. Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui and Kirsten Mahlke in conversation

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(The event was held in Spanish original soundtrack and with a simultaneous translation in English)

17. Terrestrial University: global (s)warming – recollections of insects and clouds

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18. Terrestrial University: Observing-Participating-Commoning

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The exhibition
22.05.2020–08.08.2021

The book and link suggestions by the Telegram group

During the opening festival of the exhibition, the »Critical Zones« Telegram Group worked out various scientific book and link recommendations, which offer an in-depth study of the scientific topics in context of the exhibition.

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