This course wil be taught on-line
The course articulates hypotheses on future research perspectives, including the future of images and their political significance from a gender, post-colonial, ecological perspective. It is a laboratory rather than a course: students are asked to reflect, elaborate, create and possibly present their work and hypotheses on the contemporary age. By engaging artists’ widespread aesthetic and political engagement with environmental conditions and processes around the globe and looking at cutting-edge theoretical, political, and cultural developments in the Global South and North – the students will gain valuable knowledge in the fields of art history, ecology, visual culture, and environmental politics.
- Class 1 – Introduction to Contemporary Critical Theories for the Arts – (19/01/2022)
- Class 2 – Aesthetics and Politics – (21/01/2022)
- Class 3 – Arts and Political Ecologies – (24/01/2022)
- Class 4 – Art in the Age of Planetary Aesthetics – (28/01/2022)
- Class 5 – Intensive Reading Group – (31/01/2022)
- Class 6 – Non-Human Aesthetics 1 – (04/02/2022)
- Class 7 – Intensive Reading Group -(07/02/2022)
- Class 8 – Non-Human Aesthetics 2 – (11/02/2022)
- Class 9 – Ecological Cinemas – (14/02/2022)
- Class 10 – Conclusive remarks and students’ presentations – (18/02/2022)
- Jane Bennet, Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things: Duke University Press, 2010.
- TJ Demos, Decolonizing Nature Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology: Sternberg Press, 2020.
- Aïsha Azoulay, Potential History. Unlearning Imperialism, London: Verso, 2019.
- Timothy Morton, All Art Is Ecological. Penguin, 2021.
For more details see table in Informações úteis.
Giovanbattista Tusa is currently Researcher in Philosophy and Ecology at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His latest work, De la Fin, co-authored with Alain Badiou, has been published in France in 2017 and then translated with new original essays in English (The End, Polity Press, 2019), Portuguese (Do Fim, Cultura e Barbárie, 2020), and Spanish (Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones, 2019). He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of L’equivalence des catastrophes and Exclu le juif en nous by Jean Luc-Nancy, Á la recherche du réel perdu, by Alain Badiou, Be my body for me. Domination and Servitude in Hegel by Catherine Malabou and Judith Butler, and Edward Said’s Freud and the Non-European. He is the director of the Planetary Conversations (https://www.planetaryconversations.com), and the coordinator of the X-Centric Futures Advanced Research Program at IFILNOVA.