Driving the Human Festival: Isabelle Stengers on what’s urgent

Video statement by Isabelle Stengers (philosopher) on the urgencies of our times.

Driving the Human Festival: Panel discussion KNOWLEDGE

Panel discussion with Indy Johar and Sarat Maharaj, moderated by Michael Kaethler.

Driving the Human Festival: Isabelle Stengers on what’s urgent Video statement by Isabelle Stengers (philosopher) on the urgencies of our times.

Isabelle Stengers suggests making a terrestrial commitment, following a term framed by Donna Haraway, which does not aim for a political ideal that should »drive« humans. Rather, it involves what can be called infra-politics, as in infrastructure. The interdependent relationships between the living are the infrastructure that made possible the multiple ways of being alive and acting on Earth. It is about participating in the regeneration of these relationships sterilized by modernity, about activating their capacity to nourish the struggles and experimentations, without which there will be no future worthy of that name.

Driving the Human Festival: Panel discussion KNOWLEDGE Panel discussion with Indy Johar and Sarat Maharaj, moderated by Michael Kaethler.

Indy Johar (architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc)), Sarat Maharaj (Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems, Lund University and Malmö Art Academy), moderated by Michael Kaethler

The panelists speak about the abstraction and commodification of knowledge and how the frameworks of knowledge prevent us from using our cognitive potential or from connecting with ourselves and the world around us. Sarat Maharaj suggests moving towards a more relational consciousness and taking on board the noncognitive dimensions of being in the world to remind us of our non-human connections to animals and plants.

More information: https://zkm.de/en/event/2020/11/drivi…

Project website: https://drivingthehuman.com/

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