Imaginaries of Ecology
Art and Activism in Times of Climate Change
In response to more than six months of student mobilization in the streets of Brussels and elsewhere, CIFAS is taking up the ecological issue to bring the debate and confront the strategies and tools of art with the challenges of social struggles.
During two days, between conferences, discussions and practical workshops, we will try to understand and experiment with different modalities of artistic activity directly related to climate mobilizations.
Ecology is not just about carbon levels or rising sea levels, and mobilization is not just a matter of thoughtful collective awareness. It is also a major project to invent an imaginary world to find ways of mutual aid and cooperation among living beings.
Scientific data have long been available and freely accessible, actions to be undertaken are known, listed and widely documented. Nevertheless, we resist the change that seems too difficult to reach for our tiny lives, as if our imaginations have difficulties to imagine another possible world, more responsible, more attentive to our human nature.
If modern narratives seem to implode with the Anthropocene, if the announcement of the approaching end of the world colours our struggles with bitterness, how to tell other stories, how to invent joyful struggles, social solidarity relationships, utopias in action?
With Clémence Hallé (FR), Barbara Glowczewski (FR), Nidala Barker (AU), John Jordan and Isabelle Frémeaux (FR), Maria Lucia Cruz Correia – Urban Action Clinic (BE), Extinction Rebellion (BE), Desvio Colectivo (BR)…
10h00 > 12h30 Seminars imaginaries of Ecology, with Barbara Glowczewski, Nidala Barker (AU) and Clémence Hallé, moderated by Aysegul Sert
13h30 > 18h00 Workshops with Urban Action Clinic and Desvio Colectivo
19h00 > 21h00 Conference John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux
10h00 > 18h00 The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
Soon more information here!