コンファレンス「Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements」@ Shared Campus & 国立台北芸術大学 / Conference “Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements” @ Shared Campus & TNUA-Taipei National University of the Arts
As members of Wanwu Practice Group based in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, LIU Mankun, Olga TIMURGALIEVA, and I will organize a conference “Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscaler Engagements” as part of the Embodying Local Knowledges Symposium, organized by Shared Campus and Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA).
This first conference on contemporary art and ecology in East Asia has brought together creative practitioners, art historians, and researchers working in the fields of ecology, indigeneity, geopolitics, and STS (science and technology studies) in transdisciplinary conversations spanning over two mornings.
The conference included three panels. The first session Art, Ecology, Geology, and Climatology addressed global climatic, ecological, and geopolitical issues in specific geographical locations and socio-cultural fabrics of Tibet, Singapore, Japan, and Canada. The second section Art, Ecology, and Contest Indigeneity centered on the creative initiatives, ethnographic endeavors, and theoretical provocations that strive to illuminate the Indigenous experiences in pan-Asian regions. Lastly, the third panel Art and Microbial Worlds engaged with artistic investigations of the roles of microbes in the soil, human health, food, and culture and discussed microbial ways of knowing and being.
The conference served as the first step in creating a cross-regional network of sustainable collaboration among scholars, researchers and creative practitioners.
12-13 November, 2021
Taipei and Online