Thuistezien 278 — 27.05.2021

Haraway Circle #5

The Earth has become an artwork, ecology has produced a mirror image of Nature made up of sensor data. With climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the threat of a seventh mass-extinction event shimmering on our screens, we need to re-evaluate our prospects inseparable from the technologies we use to inform ourselves about them. Nature conservation is geoengineering. Donna Haraway's concept ‘Chthulucene’, which, in one possible reading, places the Earth (Chthonic ‘of the Earth’) as the head of a horrifying gargantuan monster (Lovelock's ‘Cthulu’) presents us with the dreadful scale of the terrestrial challenge which confront us.

But far from wanting to shock us into submission, Haraway enlivens us to endure the overpowering complexities and scales at stake, by modestly attending and engaging together with our own lived experiences. Rather than ‘game over, too late’ Haraway's Chthulucene strives towards a ‘flourishing for rich multispecies assemblages that include people’.

The Harwaway Circle is a series of readings and artistic encounters convened by Baruch Gottlieb. The Haraway reading circle is open to anyone who would like to read Haraway regardless of previous experience. The session will begin with an introductory exploration of the days theme elaborating key concepts. This is followed by the circle taking turns reading from Haraway out loud, breaking to elaborate uncertainties, ideas and emergent curiosities. The session concludes with a synthetic discussion.

ONLINE Haraway Circle #5
A series of readings and artistic encounters
Sunday 30.05.2021 > 14:00 (CEST) > 6,- euro
Please register to receive the readings and the link to the Skype call: