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November 3rd – December 11th, 2011

Riga and Liepaja

“Techno-Ecologies is the theme of this year’s Art+Communication festival, the 13th edition of which will take place in Riga from November 3 – 6, 2011, featuring conference (November 4–5) and exhibition (November 4 – December 11) as well as broad programme of performances, screenings, public lectures and workshops in Riga and Liepaja, Latvia.”

“Techno-Ecologies builds upon the concerns of Felix Guattari (the French philosopher and co-conspirator of Gilles Deleuze) about the lack of an integrated perspective on the dramatic techno-scientific transformations the Earth has undergone in recent times. Guattari urges to take three crucially important ‘ecological registers’ into account: the environment, social relations, and human subjectivity.”

“Techno-Ecologies will develop a discussion between artists, theorists, designers, environmental scientists, technologists, responsible entrepreneurs and activists to develop this perspective. Diversity, social and ecological sustainability, and a much deeper understanding of technology as an extension of [their] desires are the building blocks that [they] want to bring together to build a perspective that can help [them] chart less hazardous routes into the future than the ones currently travelled.”

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– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

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2 thoughts on “Techno-Ecologies

  1. Unfortunately I won’t be able to get to Riga for this conference. Do you know if there will be a summary posted online somewhere or other place where I can learn what has gone on at the conference? Maybe they will put up YouTube videos? Any help appreciated.

  2. Ian Garrett says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    We’re not sure of the plans for documentation, but if there is , we’ll be sure to post it here!


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