Un-Greening Green: Materials – Metaphors – Media – Misunderstandings
The first interdisciplinary (OU)VERT symposium in Copenhagen takes place on May 19th 2017 from 9.00-18.00 in the historical auditorium of the Medical Museion. Philosophers, artists, art historians, science and technology scholars, researchers from the natural and the medical sciences confront positions inherent in the pervasive greenness trope and debate contradictions emerging with its migration across different knowledge cultures.
As a collaboration between the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the event is supported by Goethe-Institut Dänemark, the Institut Français, the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Medical Museion, the Section for Science Communication of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic research (CBMR), Kulturværftet/The Culture Yard Helsingør, and OU/VERT Association 1901 Paris.
You can download the conference poster here.
Participation in the conference is free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. No registration required.
The contributions will be recorded, and the videos made available online after the symposium.
Speakers and Time Table
Abstracts and speakers' biographies are uploaded here.
Arrival and Coffee
Ken Arnold and Adam Bencard - Welcome address
Jens Hauser - Toward Greenness Studies
University of Copenhagen, Department of Arts & Cultural Studies/Medical Museion
Frederik Stjernfelt - Green War Banners in Copenhagen: A Recent Political Struggle over Interpretation
Aalborg University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Communication and Psychology
Coffee Break & Book Presentation 'Man Made Clouds' by HeHe
Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen - Green: An Industrial Colour
Jacob Wamberg - Green, Brown, Red: Coloring Nature in Art from a Big History Perspective
Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture, Art History
Lunch Break (map with optional food locations will be provided)
Judith van der Elst - Contemplating Greenness
AsTheCRoW & Machine Wilderness, Amsterdam
Timon Beyes - Coulour is as Colour does: Green and Social Ordering
Leuphana University Lüneburg & Copenhagen Business School
Morten Søndergaard & Sebastian Bülow - Chlorophobia: The Medium in the Void
Aalborg University, School of Communication, Art & Technology
Coffee Break & demonstration of Søndergaard & Bülow's experimental green chroma key device
David Pantalony - Green: The Colour of Medecine
Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa
Špela Petrič - Biological Technicity and its Broken Rules of Engagement
Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana & Waag Society Amsterdam
Lucie Strecker - 'Green Sounds?’ A Stage for a Tree Audience: Artistic Research on Tree Acoustics, Performance Art and Scenography
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Art & Science Department
Coffee Break & Book Presentation Becoming plant-witch-machine, premiered at Click festival on 20.5.2017
Natasha Myers - Fomenting Plant/People Conspiracies to Root into the Planthroposcene
York University, Department of Anthropology
Timothy Morton - Belonging to the Biosphere: Why Ecology beyond Green Requires a New Kind of Holism
Rice University, Department of English, Houston
Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society