Speculations (On Nature)
A roundtable on the natural world in art and literature
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY
November 23, 2013
Please join usfor Speculations (On Nature), the second of two roundtables on climate change and the future, as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York. Following on our summer project at MoMA PS1, Speculations (“The future is ________”), and as part of our upcoming Speculations issue, Triple Canopy is inviting writers, scholars, and artists to discuss pressing issues around climate-change adaptation and mitigation, surveying a range of viewpoints on ecology and nature. The first roundtable, Speculations (On Climate), took place on Saturday, October 26.
Speculations (On Nature) will consider the conflicting ways we conceive of the natural world, and how nature informs our understanding of anthropogenic climate change. How should we adjust our idea of nature to include human influence? How might art and literature portray a new image of nature—one that contends with the frailty of the human species and its possible extinction—and imagine ecological projects for the future?
Participants include Claire Colebrook, Brenda Iijima, Yates McKee, and Sukhdev Sandhu.