In the light of current times, the Foundation is broadening its field of exploration to include ecological issues through a series of online and live conversations “Word of Makers: facing the ecological crisis”. Artists, scientists and searchers are invited to question today’s world and create new narratives to draw more desirable futures:
– Which commitment and responsibility do the artist and the philosopher have regarding this crisis?
– How are artistic and writing practices impacted?
– What new way to produce and display art while public engagement becomes increasingly immaterial?
Saturday 15 January from 5 pm to 6 pm
Guests: Isa Melsheimer, artist, and Tim Ingold, professor of anthropology
This talk will be held in English.
Isa Melsheimer creates work around architectural and urban topics. One focus is modernist and postmodernist architecture and their underlying conceptions of human beings and nature, built space, and society. Her solo exhibition “Isa Melsheimer. Compost” is now on show at MAMAC Nice until 27.02.22. Based in Berlin, she is represented by galleries Esther Schipper, Berlin and Jocelyn Wolff.
Tim Ingold is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at University of Aberdeen. He has carried out fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, on animals in human society, and on human ecology and evolutionary theory. His more recent work explores environmental perception and skilled practice. Ingold’s current interests lie on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture.