Data: 19 Jan a 18 Fev 2022
Horário: Monday and Friday from 17h00 to 19h30
Duração: 25h | 2 ECTS
Área: História da Arte e Estudos Artísticos
Docente responsável: Giovanbattista Tusa
Acreditação pelo CCPFC: Não
Taught on-line
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.


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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.

  • Centro Luís Krus – Formação ao Longo da Vida
  • Cursos de ANO NOVO (CAN)

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