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Presentation and Symposium 'Sensing Earth'

  • Book presentation, film screening and debates
  • with many speakers including activists, artists, researchers and others working at the intersection of ecology and culture 

What: programme 'Sensing Earth: Cultural Quests Across a Heated Globe' 
When: 17 October 2023, 14.00–20.00 
Where: De Studio, Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Organized by: ARIA University of Antwerp, European Cultural Foundation, Valiz
Language: English and Dutch
Admission: tickets available on the website of De Studio

Science and technology alone won't save the Earth. Eco-capitalism misleads; climate change is also a cultural issue. This symposium challenges our ecological senses, rediscusses (cultural) mobility and ecological responsibility, and winks at creative approaches to cooler futures.

During the event, the book "Sensing Earth: Cultural Quests Across a Heated Globe" (edited by Philipp Dietachmair, Pascal Gielen & Georgia Nicolau) will be presented.

14.00 – 14.15 Registration 
14.15 – 14.30 Welcoming words by Pascal Gielen 
14.30 – 16.00 Food, ecology and distribution 

  • Jakob Cleymans, Coop Centraal Antwerp
  • FutureFarmers, Artists
  • Shayma Nader, Artist & Researcher
  • Luigi Coppola, Agroecologist & Artist
  • Tim Soens, Antwerp University
  • Moderator Koen Van Synghel, journalist

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break 
16.15 – 17.45 Cultural mobility and Ecological impact 

  • Intro by Kathleen Van Brempt & Philipp Dietachmair 
  • Chiara Badiali, Julie’s Bicycle collective
  • BAU, Cultural Platform
  • Asa Richardsdóttir, ITEM
  • Elke Kaschl-Mohni, Goethe-Insitut Brussels
  • Moderator Laurent Standaert, Green European Foundation

17.45 – 19.00 Free dinner break
19.00 – 19.30 Book launch + Q&A 
19.30 – 21.30 La Restanza by Alessandra Coppola

  • Film screening (Italy, 2021 — 92')
  • Q&A with film director
  • Moderator Ilaria Lupo, Artist & Activist