Expanding the focus on scientific data which is common to discourse on the subject, UCL Anthropocene emphasises the causal links between the conditions of human experience and escalating ecological collapse. In this vein, this seminar will explore the potential of contemporary art practice in addressing the problems that the Anthropocene poses for our collective future.
Given the scope of the subject at hand, the format will be expansive and discursive. Each of the seven contributing UCL artists will give a short presentation (10-15 minutes) to introduce the significance of the notion of the Anthropocene within their practice and point towards ways in which contemporary art might effectively address the environmental crisis. Afterwards, these perspectives will be brought into dialogue through a 30-minute round table discussion, which will also be an opportunity to welcome questions from the audience.
Kat is participating at this year’s Embodiment Conference:
How do you recognise your friend in the street? How do I know how to ride a bike? How come some people have savoir-faire and others are clueless? How does intuition work? The short answer is embodied knowledge. Even though you’ve probably never heard of it, embodied knowledge underpins something like 95% of your thinking (Lakoff and Johnson, 1999). This Panel brings together Dr. K F Austen FRSA, Prof. Shogo Tanaka, Prof. Hui Wilcox and Dr. Adrian Harris to explore this fascinating topic.
October 23rd 3 pm at The Embodiment Conference. Watch the session live by following the link
Kat’s work focusses on including multiple perspectives, narratives and knowledges to discover new ways of understanding our place in the world. What’s your big plan for change? What can we achieve by working together? Have your say by participating in the STUDIOTOPIA Panel Discussion where Kat is welcoming her Scientists in Residence of Studio Austen at Ars Electronica 2020 on Saturday 12th September 2020 at 1:00pm
Kat will be one of the international experts discussing with ethnomusicologist Ilaria Sartori and the team from Bit Lab Cat “What is Noise?”. Join the discussion and ask your questions on 9th September 2020 between 5pm and 5:30 pm CET online.