When Knowledge is not enough
Making sense of our climate futures with artists
3 February 2021 - 7 February 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the symposium was postponed from May 2020 to February 2021.

A symposium programme with lectures, panel discussions, screenings, installations and performances.

The aim of the symposium and surrounding programme is to show how artistic research and artists today are looking for new ways to engage with and make sense of our climate futures.

We all know what is at stake and still surprisingly little is being done to challenge our clear but nonetheless dark scenarios. So how do artists produce new knowledge or new sense of what we already know? Do we need to smell or listen deeper into climate changes in order to understand it anew or do we need to unlearn the way we structure and legislate our societies of both human and nonhuman beings?

Through lectures, screenings, installations, performances and listening sessions the symposium offers an introduction to some of the most interesting and engaged artists within this field. Each presentation will be matched with relevant researchers from a wide range of disciplines from Narrating Climate Futures network and beyond to jointly explore the collaborative and transformative potentials. And in the end, an attempt is made to come closer to an answer of what it is that artists (and we all) do when knowledge is not enough.

The symposium is organised by Inter Arts Center and is part of the collaboration initiative Narrating Climate Futures at Lund University.

Supported by Sound Environment Centre, Lund University

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Participants:
Terike Haapoja, Sissel Tolaas, Pia Rönicke, Pablo José Ramiréz, Markus Reymann, Paul Graham Raven, Angela Rawlings, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Justin Bennett, Emilija Škarnulytè, Stella D’Ailly