[spectre] (re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal curated by Marta Peirano

marcela at aksioma.org marcela at aksioma.org
Mon Mar 15 10:19:45 CET 2021

Dear Spectres, 


Today at 7pm CET we’ll be streaming the second conversation of the (re)programming series, this time with Benjamin Bratton. You are all very welcome to join us and share your comments and questions trough the live chat!



Strategies for Self-Renewal
Curated and conducted by Marta Peirano
February–November 2021 


(re)programming: Infrastructure

An Alternative Earth

With Benjamin Bratton


15 March 2021 at 7pm CET 

Join us here > https://aksioma.org/reprogramming

FB event <https://www.facebook.com/events/257071256024404/>  


We are in a hurry; even 2030 might be too late. We need to fundamentally transform our cities, technologies and ecosystems to ensure our planet keeps supporting earth-like life. But what does that look like? Our apocalyptic, post-colonial fantasies obscure our vision. We dream of thriving under the impossible conditions of distant planets but fail to imagine establishing better ones on earth. In The Stack, Benjamin Bratton envisioned a model for a planetary scale computation, then used it as a tool for a new planetary redesign project, the Terraforming – not of Mars but of Earth. We will discuss the technical, social and political infrastructures that are required for such a project. “A task of preventing one future,” he writes, “so that another might, with luck, instead come to pass”.

Benjamin Bratton is the director of the design research program and think tank called  <https://theterraforming.strelka.com/> The Terraforming at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow. He is also a professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His book  <https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/stack> The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty outlines a new geopolitical theory for the age of global computation and algorithmic governance. It was followed by  <https://strelkamag.com/en/article/the-new-normal-essay-bratton> The New Normal and  <https://strelkamag.com/en/article/excerpt-bratton-the-terraforming> The Terraforming, the thought catalogues for his first two research programs at Strelka. His most recent book is  <https://www.versobooks.com/books/3787-the-revenge-of-the-real> The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World.


About the series

We have found ourselves at the crossroads of an existential decision: do we bring the mistakes of the enlightenment to their biological conclusion or do we develop a magical capacity to self-renew?
In the tenth edition of Tactics & Practice, the seminar and conference program led by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana, we are going to invite world-class thinkers in crucial disciplines to discuss the ways in which we can repair our thought and behavioural patterns in order to keep us collectively safe. The series of eight interviews is curated and conducted by Marta Peirano, a writer and journalist specialized in researching the relationships between technology and power, who will seek answers to the question of what it will take for humanity to wake up and take action before it's too late. Thematic discussions, ranging from infrastructure and energy to community and artificial intelligence, will be held in English once a month. MORE <https://aksioma.org/reprogramming/about/> 

Organised and produced by: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
In partnership with: Kino Šiška – Centre for Urban Culture
For the series: Tactics  <https://aksioma.org/tactics.practice> & Practice
In the framework of: konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art
Financial support: the Republic of Slovenia and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union

Outreach partners: Disruption Network Lab, Drugo more, FILE Festival, Furtherfield, La Gaîté Lyrique, Impakt Festival, The Influencers, Institute of Network Cultures, MKC Maribor, Neural,  ∏Node, Sophia, Supermarkt, We Make Money Not Art



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