Oct 22, 2016 Reykjavik Art Museum
Sensing Environmental Conflict with Lichens: Bioindication and Expressive Modes of Environmental Politics
Jennifer Gabrys, Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project, Citizen Sense discusses bioindication, a process that occurs across multiple organisms as they are affected by, sense and transform their environments.
Future Fictions Summit is brought together by A___Zooetics project, a five-year-long art-led interdisciplinary program of lectures, workshops and exhibitions exploring new ways to engage human knowledge and research with other forms of life in the biosphere in order to imagine new interfaces for future interspecies ecologies. The gathering and summit were co-developed and hosted by Occupational Hazards project, an initiative of scientists and artists based in Iceland, investigating the site of Ásbrú, unresolved narratives of the present and concepts of ecology, active citizenship and the future that unfold in shifting geopolitical conditions and emerging new waters in the Arctic.
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Lithuanian Council for Culture, Nordic Culture Point, University of Iceland, Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Icelandic Art Fund, Kadeco and Uppbyggingarsjóður Suðurnesja.