Posthuman PUBLICS invited artists and researchers to engage in an interdisciplinary laboratory for the month of February to coincide with Rosi Braidotti's inaugural visit to RMIT University, hosted by DERC and CAST.
Exploring the gallery as a laboratory for/of creative practice, a series of workshops, discussions and provocations provided space to think through and engage with key issues at the intersection of posthumanism, climate change and changing economies. Through the examination and practice of new fields of knowledge production, Posthuman PUBLICS asks us to collaboratively consider ‘how do we leave marks of care for the future’?
Jumbunna Indigenous Nations and Collaborative Futures University of Technology Sydney
Inhabiting Posthuman Climates: Ecologies of Change
Ceri Hann, Dis/Play
Heather Hesterman, Cultivate
Rebecca Najdowski, Ambient Pressure
Dominic Redfern, Bugplane
Jordan Lacey, Undercurrent
The Algae Society Bio Art Design Lab, Submerged
Byron Dean, POLYCENTRE
Polly Stanton & Byron Dean, Emergent Fields
Cath Clover, Guyup-Guyup: Scores for Eight Songbirds Cycle 2
Anna Hickey-Moody, Climate Change Faith
Phil Samartzis, Wetlands
Laboratory participants represent independent artists, academics and researchers across RMIT University including the School of Art, School of Architecture and Urban Design, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and the School of Media and Communications.
Molly Braddon (CAST) and Fiona Hillary (CAST/MAPS) used the gallery as a collaborative workspace throughout the exhibition. Anyone is welcome to join them in using the gallery as a workspace throughout the month of February.
Associate Prof Linda Williams (School of Art & AEGIS)
Dr Grace McQuilten
Assoc Dean Landscape Architecture Katrina Simon (School of Architecture and Urban Design)
Professor Sarah Bekessy (School of Global, Urban and Social Studies)
Professor Ingrid Richardson (School of Media and Communications)
Dr Ceri Hann (School of Art), Senior Conservation Ranger Andrew Webster (Hobsons Bay City Council)
Professor Aidyn Mouradov (School of Science), Manager Community Education and Capacity Building, Mary Catus-Wood (Melbourne Water)
Dr Ceri Hann (School of Art)
Dr Angela Clarke (Design and Social Context).
Affect Reading Group/Posthuman Reading Group: A convergence of interdisciplinary artists and researchers engaging in affect and posthuman ideas.
Reading as Protest facilitated by Dr Kelly Hussey-Smith: Bring a book and a friend! We encourage you to read it in public as a resistance to the constant busyness of work and life.
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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