The 5th Renewable Futures conference in the framework of the RIXC Art Science Festival 2022
October 6–8, 2022 (Hybrid / Virtual)
Venue: the RIXC Gallery in Riga, Latvia
and virtually from Karlsruhe, Liepaja and Oslo
“An ecology of the virtual is .. just as pressing as ecologies of the visible world” – Felix Guattari
RIXC in Riga is preparing the next edition of its annual Art and Science festival, which under the title SPLINTERED REALITIES will take place in Riga and virtually, including the exhibition opening program (August 25, 2022) followed by artist talks, guided tours, workshops and performances (August 25 – October 15, 2022), and the final international conference event (October 6–8, 2022).
SPLINTERED REALITIES conference, the 5th edition of the Renewable Futures conference series, will take place from October 6 – 8, 2022, in Riga and virtually. We want to meet in Riga and online, to talk and play together, and imagine what it would take to build a world in which wars like the current Russian onslaught on Ukraine would become impossible. We choose such a perspective because our realism is neither that of military strategists, nor that of cultural pessimists. Instead, ours is a desperate realism – perhaps in the spirit of Guattari's ecososphy, Latour's terrestrial coexistence, or Haraway's question of how to live on a damaged Earth...
Media ubiquity, pandemic concerns, environmental issues and social divisions have landed us in a world of splintered realities – to live with? to heal? or to learn from nature?
The conference will be structured into a three-day program, with each “Splinter Session” focusing on a different area or field, identifying the key “splinters” and discussing how to make tentative steps towards reconstituting our realities, everyday lives, and communication with each other, now and into the future.
CALL for Conference Proposals EXTENDED!
Deadline for submissions – August 29, 2022
If you are interested in an on-site or virtual participation and contribution, please, submit your proposals (a short abstract and bio) for the RIXC Festival / Renewable Futures conference related to the following topics:
01-1 Deep Europe, Entangled Histories and Cultivated Futures,
01-2 New Ecosophies and Extended Realities
02-1 NatureCultures, Eco-feminism and Socio-Ecological Justice,
02-2 More-than-Human and Naturally/Artificial IntIntelligences
03-1 Techno-Ecological Sensoriums, AI and Biological Systems,
03-2 Technologies of Care, Terrestrial Co-existence, and Beyond Green
Please write your short bio in the Comments part!