Moderation for Book Launch of Roadside Picnics
17 Sept, 2022
Moderating a book launch on Sept 17, 18:00 in Berlin for Roadside Picnics: Encounters with the Uncanny, edited by Víctor Muñoz Sanz, Alkistis Thomidou, published by DPR Barcelona. Due to limited numbers, event is invite-based.
With a combination of essays, memoirs, guided imagery, and speculative story-telling, this book reenacts Roadside Picnic, a sci-fi story addressing the problem of humanity’s contact with another intelligence through the environmental effects and wreckage left behind by the visitors. The bewildering nature of worldly Roadside Picnics pushes human and non-human beings across the planet to a similar situation. In the face of that shared condition, the book Roadside Picnics highlights the ways in which architecture and the built environment participate in and condition both our encounters with the unthinkable—How do we face trouble?