Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) are hosting a series of presentations titled “Sensing the Anthropocene” on November 27 and 28, 2019, featuring Dr. Natalie S. Lovelness, associate professor at the University of Alberta and visiting scholar at the CISSC, and Stephanie Loveless, a sound and media artist whose work focuses on listening and vocal embodiment.
Series Description: “Sensing the Anthropocene: In a time of unprecedented climate catastrophe and ecological genocide we are in desperate need of robust and creative responses to global warming. In addition to technological innovation and political and economic reorganization, social and cultural shifts are needed that help us move beyond our toxic ways of doing life under petro-capitalism. This lecture series argues that artistic practices and forms have a role to play in achieving these goals. Art seeds the critical and speculative imaginations needed to trouble our current ways of living and dying. What art contributes at this critical historical moment is skill in creating aesthetic and affective spaces within whichwe not only reflect on what is so but to work on imagining and modelling things otherwise in ways that are both integrative, in terms of transforming the materiality of daily life, and excessive, in terms of reaching beyond what we currently know to be possible.”
Please join the CISSC in welcoming Natalie and Stephanie as they discuss the aesthetics of the Anthropocene.
Stephanie’s Loveless’s participatory workshop, “Deep Listening, Deep Sounding, Deep
Walking: A Workshop,” will be held on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 15:00 – 17:00, at the The EthnographyLab, EV 10.625.
Dr. Natalie Loveless’s presentation, “Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency,” will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2-4pm, in the Hall Building,H-1120.
See posters for more details.