Performative Defiance Series Lecture, NL

18 Sep 2019

Lecture on “Planetary Orientation” at Avans University, Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology on 18 September, 2019 at 4-6pm in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL. Link.

In this lecture, the Xenofeminist Manifesto will be introduced through the prism of four primary claims: gender abolitionism, feminism and reason, denaturalization, as well as the repurposing of technology for emancipatory ends.

Following the introduction, the lecture will focus on navigation at the scale of the planetary, discussing a politics of care, not just as an ethics, but as spatial, representational and epistemological problems to be worked on. It will be argued that this dimension of coexistence demands new frames of reference for making it amenable to thought and experience in order to transition from simply recognizing this scale, to knowing how to co-exist within it meaningfully. Because our capacity to navigate this scale is contingent on making it intelligible to human cognition, aesthetic practices play an important role in constructing experimental perspectives through which to sense new positions, and hyper-relations of being at this dimension. Link.