Critical Ecologies: Ten Thousand Things 萬物 encompasses a myriad of creative practices and discourses concerned with the ecological emergency that the world is facing. Affected by the global crisis are not only our economies, environments and societies, but also our imagination and perception—the way we sense and make sense of our surroundings. Therefore, we consider it urgent to find critical actions and perspectives. Critical Ecologies integrates creative practices that bring together multiple voices, raise awareness, promote systemic thinking and strengthen the bonds between the arts, culture and sustainability.
So far, this theme’s activities consist of a cross-disciplinary teaching exchange among the active partner institutions. The teaching exchange serves to share methodologies, establish new transdisciplinary programmes within existing curricula and allows collaborators to see which threads or topics they want to tackle together in the future.
The Critical Ecologies group invites everyone to join "Conversations with ten thousand things 與萬物對談" bringing together artists and scholars working across diverse fields. Through various lenses including the aesthetic, experiential, historic and artistic, these conversations will show in particular how situated knowledge can provide tools and methods for the world we inhabit.
The artist book introduces and summarises the two keynote speeches and the six panels of the symposium "Embodying Local Knowledges, 2021"
OPEN REGISTRATION: two-day hybrid symposium exploring the notion of ‘extractivism’ across different fields > open to public.
Open Call for Proposals
Extended submission deadline: 10 September
The course is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Interaction Design, Stage Design, Art and Art Education.
Pathway Leader, MA Art and Science (UAL)
Dr Joëlle BITTON
Lecturer, BA Design - Interaction Design, Department of Design (ZHdK)
Head of Strategy, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fasion (UAL)
Assistant Professor & Executive Director, International MA Programme in Cultural & Creative Industries (TNUA)
Dr Ya-Ping CHEN
Associate Professor and director of Master’s and PhD programs at the School of Dance
Charity EDWARDS, Lecturer, Art Design & Architecture, Department of Architecture (Monash)
Lecturer Stage Design - Theater, Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK)
Course Leader MA Graphic Design Communication, University of the Arts London | Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)
Dr Eduardo KAIRUZ
Lecturer, Art Design & Architecture, Department for Architecture, (Monash)
Prof. Andreas KOHLI
Professor, BA Design, Department of Design | Professor, BA Art Education, Department of Cultural Analysis (ZHdK) (TG coordinator)
Programme Manager, Shared Campus | Deputy Head, Transcultural Collaboration (ZHdK) (TG coordinator)
Dr. Radu LECA
Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts (HKBU)
Dr Yanki LEE
Co-Founder of Enable Foundation Hong Kong | Senior Lecturer at Linnaeus University, Kalmar/Växjö
Dr Yatin LIN
Dean, Office of International Affairs | Chair of International MA Cultural and Creative Industries | Associate Professor, School of Dance (TNUA)
Head of BA / MA Directing, Theater | Lecturer, BA / MA Directing, Theater, Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK)
Senior Lecturer, Art Design & Architecture, Department Fine Arts (Monash)
Prof. Callum MORTON
Associate Dean, International and Engagement | Director, Monash Art Projects (Monash)
Prof. Dr Patricia RIBAULT
Professor, Philosophy and Theory of Art, Theoretical Studies Department | Principal Investigator, (Beaux-Arts) | Professor, Performative Design Research, Department Design History and Theory, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin | Excellence Cluster Matters of Activity. Image, Space Material, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dr Daisy TAM
Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing (HKBU)
Dr Bo ZHENG
Artist and Assistant Professor, Lead BA Creative Media (SCM)