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  • From: Sebastian Grevsmühl <sebastian.grevsmuhl AT>
  • To: theuth AT, athena AT
  • Subject: [ATHENA] Blackmarket au Musée de l'homme, 21 novembre 2015
  • Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:27:24 +0100

Annonce à diffuser largement !

Mobile Academy Berlin and Forms of Council, Paris, present: 

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No.18

On Becoming Earthlings: 150 Dialogues and Exercises in Shrinking and Expanding the Human

21 November 2015, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, Check -in opens at 19:00


The claim that we have entered a new, geo-historical era, in which the global environment is predominantly influenced by human activities, has become the challenge of our days. Yet, it is hardly understood. What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene? How do we get there, and who will we be?

Living and thinking the Anthropocene means to set humankind into new proportions. Anthropocene calls out for a practice of re-scaling and re-framing to establish other relations between humans and non-humans (and between humans and humans as well). We have to leave the humanistic scope of western thinking that has been taking over the rule of the world for the last roughly 500 years with its inherent strict fissures and hierarchies along the lines of 'culture' and 'nature', between humans (or to be more precise: men) and the rest. If 'nature' was the first colonized object of modern european thinking and conquering, then the concept of the Anthropocene puts an epistemological end to colonizations of any kind. Anthropocene-thinking – to modulate a sentence by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro – is the theory and practice of permanent decolonization. There is no species, no life form, no being, as small and irrelevant as it may seem, towards which presumptuousness can be justified any longer.

How does one exercise the Anthropocene?

With its re-opening and in the frame of the Paris' World Climate Conference COP 21, Council and Musée de l'Homme invite Mobile Academy Berlin for the first time to France. In order to map the bio-geo-chemical as well as the imaginary and the spiritual state of things between earth, humans and non-humans, 73 experts from diverse fields such as science and humanities, entomology, finance, art, agri- and counterculture, religion and administration engage in one-on-one dialogues with the audience. Narrations, thought experiments, consultations, and exercises for daily use are offered in order to set humankind into new proportions.

Bring a gift* and book an expert for half an hour ! Free Entrance! 

Experts: Nana Adusei-Poku, art theorist and research professor in cultural diversity; Jamika Ajalon, artist, poet and performer; Ingrid Amaro, artist and gardener; Xavier Bailly, marine biologist; Mathieu Baudin, historian and futurologist; Irène Bellier, anthropologist; Judith Boon, pupil; Seloua Luste Boulbina, philosopher; Isabelle Cambourakis, editor and political activist; Silvia Casalino, space engineer and filmmaker; Ewen Chardronnet, author and curator; Joanne Clavel, biologist and dancer; Marcel Courthiade, historian; Patrick Degeorges, philosopher, representative of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy; Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita, filmmakers; Vinciane Despret, philosopher; Patrick De Wever, geologist; Pierre Ducret, banker, special advisor for climate change & COP21; Rachel Easterman-Ulmann, artist and author; Lamya Essemlali, animal rights activist, president of Sea Shepherd France; Yona Friedman, architect and theoretician; Nadim Ghodbane, author and islamic vegetarianism activist; Fabien Giraud, artist and author; Sophie Godin-Beekmann, climatologist; Philippe Grandcolas, entomologist; Sebastian Grevsmühl, historian; Anahita Grisoni, sociologist; Jean Paul Guevara, ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; Émilie Hache, philosopher and eco-feminist; Florence Hachez-Leroy, historian of materials and materialities; Evelyne Heyer, prehistorian and scientific curator; Sophie Houdart, anthropologist; Liza Japelj Carone, cultural mediator at the Embassy of Slovenia and earth lithopuncture activist; Krõõt Juurak, dancer and choreographer; Sonia Kéfi, eco-system ecologist; Razmig Keucheyan, sociologist and political theoretician; Nora Kravis, shepherd; Sabrina Krief, veterinarian, doctor of chemistry and primatologist; Annick Labeca, curator and architecture critic; Léopold Lambert, architect and theoretician; Annamaria Lammel, eco-psychologist; Catherine Larrère, philosopher; Bruno Latour, sociologist, philosopher and anthropologist; Hervé Le Bras, sociologist; Marie Lechner, journalist and media archeologist; Guillaume Lecointre, biologist; Guillaume Leterrier, urban shepherd and pastoralism activist; Armin Linke, artist; Nathalie Magnan, media theoretician and cyberfeminist; Axel Meunier, communication designer and ecological performer; Tarik Meziane, marine biologist; Yann Minh, cyberpunk and programmer; Marie-Hélène Moncel, prehistorian; Yoann Moreau, catastrophologist; Romain Nattier, entomologist; Émilie Notéris, author; Sylvie Pouteau, biologist; Martin Préaud, anthropologist; Philippe Rahm, architect; Grégory Quenet, environmental historian; Kalina Raskin, biochemical engineer and doctor of biology, promoter of biomimetism; Marc-André Selosse, microbiologist; Ashkan Sepahvand, arstist and cultural theorist; Maja Smrekar, artist & Lord Byron, dog; Benjamin Steininger, oil culture researcher and media theorist; Catitu Tayassu, anthropologist and shaman; Hugo Teave, representative of Eastern Islands, Jennifer Teets, curator, writer and lecturer; Sylvie Teveny, director of the Centre for Inuit culture; Vaia Tuuhia, environmental and social activist; Sigrun Ulfarsdottir, designer; Françoise Vergès, author, cultural advisor and political theorist; Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, environmental engineer and pastoralism activist

Curators: Alexander Klose and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez 

Every blackmarket is a place for bargain and trafficking. The Musée de l'Homme, however, as a state funded institution is not allowed to facilitate any sale of any products inside or in the surroundings of the building. Therefore, the symbolic fee of one euro which is usually exchanged in Blackmarkets for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge in order to book an appointment with an expert, can´t take place in Paris. In this event we kindly then ask you, our public and our clients, to bring a gift instead. The gift is a violating provocation of the principle of exchange of commodities  - but will help you to book an expert at the Check -In.

The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No 18 is a co-production of Mobile Academy Berlin, Council and Cuesta, with the participation of Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Musée de l'Homme, Paris. Supported by: Région Ile de France, CNRS, City of Paris and the European Union/ Fonds FEDER-Interreg France-Suisse. Sponsored by: Le Bon Coin, Suez Environnement, and Nature Addicts Fund. COP21 labelled event. Production ARTER. Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge is a concept conceived and developed by Hannah Hurtzig and Mobile Academy Berlin.

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