Susan Schuppli | Vortrag
Datum & Uhrzeit: Mi | 17.01.2024 | 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München | Akademiestr. 2
Raum: Altbau | A.O2.23

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In this talk, Schuppli will be focusing on her fieldwork practice, in which she explores how different knowledge practices - from ice core science and glaciology to indigenous traditions, local observations, activism, policy, and law - engage with the situated material conditions of ice. The project Listening to Ice is part of a multi-year research work focusing on the politics of cold and its entanglement with legal questions, human rights violations but also claims for social and environmental justice.

Susan Schuppli is a researcher and artist based in the UK whose work examines material evidence, from war and conflict to environmental disasters and climate change. Her recent book Material Witness (MIT Press, 2020) explores the evidential role of matter as non-human witnesses that testify to historical events, especially those dealing with ethical, juridical, and political implications. Currently Schuppli is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths as well as affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture.


Know-hows: making-knowing | 2023/24

Since Greek antiquity, the concept of episteme (theoretical, intellectual knowledge) has been contrasted with that of techne (practical knowledge, which is required for making-poiesis, and doing-praxis). In relation to feminist theories of materiality, an analogy arises between the power relationships and dualisms such as mind-body, theory-practice, nature-culture as well as art-craft. Know-hows: making-knowing is a series of lectures/seminars and workshops that looks at making knowledge not only as embodied knowing, a tacit and experiential knowledge, but also as a critique, action and debate that is interconnected within current social, ecological and theoretical contexts, for instance in contemporary craft, post-human and new materialism discourse. We will reflect on different approaches to the topic and explore alternative forms of knowing in material practice that can integrate the “self” and “others”, expanding the understanding of making as a new mode of practice-based research in artistic practice.


Organised and moderated by Prof. Dr. Nicolas Cheng

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*The lecture will be held in English.


Past events:

Jenni Sorkin (USA)
Professor of History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara


Hjalmar Fors (SE)
PhD and Docent in the History of Science
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm