The Shape of a Practice

Negotiating Context in the Anthropocene
2020, Oct 26, Mon — 2021, Feb 28, Sun

Mound [9182] 2018, Jennifer Colten | From “Significant & Insignificant Mounds”, Jennifer Colten and Jesse Vogler | © Jennifer Colten

Mound [9182] 2018, Jennifer Colten | From “Significant & Insignificant Mounds”, Jennifer Colten and Jesse Vogler | © Jennifer Colten

Model of the Mississippi, Louisiana State University | Photo: Sarrah Danziger

Model of the Mississippi, Louisiana State University | Photo: Sarrah Danziger

Katrin Hornek | Research on A Landmass To Come | Photo: Toms Majors

Katrin Hornek | Research on A Landmass To Come | Photo: Toms Majors

 

The Anthropocene is often perceived as either a planetary-scale concept or an extremely local concern. Yet neither of these accounts considers that the global and the local are deeply interconnected. So how can diverse local research, struggles and practices be related to one another in order to establish a mutual ground of experience and for action within the geological age of humans?

Over the course of a week, The Shape of a Practice brings together over 100 researchers, scientists, artists and activists to share their fields and methods of work on everything from water pollution and disaster management to an interrogation of the new geological era’s colonial histories. In an interactive virtual environment, specifically designed for the event, as well as on-site at HKW, distinct questions, strategies and forms of action will be linked to form a topology of the Anthropocene.

Concept and realization: Katrin Klingan, Nick Houde, Johanna Schindler, Janek Müller, Neli Wagner and Anna Chwialkowska in collaboration with Carlina Rossée and Christoph Rosol.

Art, Discourse, Research

Installation
Oct 26, 2020–Feb 28, 2021

Program
Oct 26–31, 2020