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Workshop | Poetics of Activism: Ecology & Media

Feb 08, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 06:15 PM

The Collaborative Research Center 1512 “Intervening Arts” organizes the workshop "Poetics of Activism: Ecology & Media" under the direction of sub-project C05 and together with sub-project B05.The specific poietic dimension of political ecological activism in audiovisual images is sometimes lost between the more evident aesthetic procedures of fictional scenarios and knowledge transfer on the one hand and the questions of immediate real-life impact on the other hand. But what are the world-projections and spatio-temporal dynamics of direct action focusing on affected communities or institutional processes and how can the question of impact be hauled in with that? What kinds of feelings of solidarity do audiovisual images evoke in order to link aesthetic pleasure to political resistance? In what way are the projections of world and their reflection interwoven with dimensions of classracegender and which alternative imaginations of future and forms of quantification can be found?

The event is held in cooperation with Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies and ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften.

Language: The event will be held in English.


10.00 – 10.15 Welcome
10.15 – 11.30

Talk 1 & Conversation

Nandita Kumar (DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program) with Layla Zami (Freie Universität Berlin)“Sounding the Quintessential”

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 – 13.00

Talk 2 & Discussion

Romi Ron Morrison (University of Southern California)
“Offbeat Patterns: Uncertainty and Antifragile Technologies”

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.15

Talk 3 & Discussion 

T.J. Demos (University of California, Santa Cruz)
“Cinepoetics of the Racial Capitalocene”

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.30

Conversation & Discussion 

Jan Lukas Krüsemann (Scientist Rebellion) with Matthias Grotkopp (Freie Universität Berlin)

16.30 – 16.45 Coffee Break
16.45 – 18.00

Talk 5 & Discussion 

Jens Eder & Naima Alam (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
“Strategic and tactical forms of socially engaged film practice”

18.00 – 18.15 Closing Discussion

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 06:15 PM

WIS – Wissenschaftsetage im Bildungsforum Potsdam
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam

Raum: Volmer & Süring

Further Information

C05 Intervenierende Weltentwürfe: Audiovisualität des Klimawandels