How can the arts and the sciences collaboratively reformulate future trajectories, in the face of an ecological crisis? This panel will continue some of the conversations from the first symposium held in Zurich in September 2023.

Accelerated globalisation and new technological spheres of information access are being increasingly challenged by diverse local, multi-cultural, and political assertions. The Contemporary has become messy and difficult to determine. It is suggestive of post-colonial modernities and futures, which exceed north-south terminologies, as global inequities of financial and technological flows and migratory labour become universal fault lines. Nature, though, continues to be an interloper. There is an urgency to create new pedagogical frameworks to transcend classical divisions of the sciences and the arts in order to imagine alternative methodologies. Such transdisciplinary frameworks can foreground knowledge and its production in a world marred by a foundational ecological crisis.

This conversation is to help listen to and share practices which are attempting to do that.

Conversation led by Jahnavi Phalkey, Damian Christinger and Ravi Agarwal

Date: 16 December 2023

Time: 3 PM – 5 PM

Venue: Old PWD Complex

Ravi Agarwal