Embodying Local Knowledges: Critical Ecologies Symposium in collaboration with Wanwu Practice Group

Dates

12. - 13. November 2021

Description

2021 marks yet another year of fatalities from natural and human disasters. With the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis spreading worldwide, we continue to rethink how to coexist with other living beings on Earth. Besides our natural ecology, how do we engage with other forms of ecologies, including social, political, artistic, and even academic ones?

As members of Shared Campus Project, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) and the Wanwu Practice Group (WPG), are honored to host the first Embodying Local Knowledges Critical Ecologies Symposium.

Our event consists of two parts.

The morning conference Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements, hosted by WPG, consists of three panels that explore the intersection of contemporary art and ecologies from the perspective of geology, climatology, Indigeneity, as well as microbial worlds.

The afternoon agenda of the Embodying Local Knowledges Critical Ecologies Symposium, hosted by TNUA, includes two keynotes and six panels. We open with T’ao Indigenous writer and anthropologist Syaman Rapongan from the Orchid Island of Taiwan and close with Brazilian Indigenous movement leader and philosopher Ailton Krenak. Along with an exciting combination of presentations and workshops, we bring together researchers and practitioners worldwide, who work in the intersections of art, ecology, indigeneity, geopolitics, as well as science and technology studies, to build a cross-regional network of sustainable collaboration.

Schedule
Programme Overview

Friday November 12

Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements (Morning Events) | Hosted by the Wanwu Practice Group

Morning Session 1
10:00-10:10am HKT (GMT+8)
Opening Remarks
10:10am-12:10pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 1: Art, Ecology, Geology, and Climatology
With Zarina Muhammad, Aki Nagasaka, Professor Darryl Whetter, Zimu Zhang
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Morning Session 2
12:20-2:20pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 2: Art, Ecology, and Contested Indigeneity
With Emily Verla Bovino and András Blazsek, Eiko Soga, Liu Mankun, Park Ji Yun
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Embodying Local Knowledges Symposium (Afternoon Events) | Hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

Afternoon Session 1
15:00-16:15pm HKT (GMT+8)
Performance: Pangcah Ilisin Dance and Sakero by Kuo-Hsin Chuang Pangcah Dance Theatre
Opening Welcome by TNUA President Chen Kai-huang
Opening Keynote: Heterotopia: We Live on Different Planets by Syaman Rapongan
Keynote Speaker: Syaman Rapongan | Moderator: Dr. Lin Yatin
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Afternoon Session 2
16:20-17:40pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 1: TNUA University Social Responsibility Project (USR)—from Translation to Interpretation
Speaker: Dr. Chiang Min-Chin Kay, Tu Wei-Cheng and Chuang Kuo-Hsin | Moderator: Dr. Chang I-Wen
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Afternoon Session 3
17:50-19:10pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 2: Ecologies, Value Systems and Embodied Knowledge
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Flores Urushima, Heather Barnett, Ayako Fujieda and Jennifer Louise Teeter | Moderator: Dr. Andrea Flores Urushima
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Afternoon Session 4
19:20-20:40pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 3: Maritime Made Manifest
Speaker: Dr. Anna Katharina Grasskamp, Charity Edwards and Dr. Mohd Anis Md Nor | Moderator: Dr. Joëlle Bitton
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Saturday, November 13

Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements (Morning Event) | Hosted by the Wanwu Practice Group

Morning Session 1
12:00-2:30pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 3: Art and Microbial Worlds
With Soichiro Mihara and Yosaku Matsutani, Sophie Xiaofei Guo, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Timurgalieva Olga, Felipe Shibuya
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Embodying Local Knowledges Symposium (Afternoon Events) | Hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

Afternoon Session 1
15:00-16:20pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 4: Improwild! A workshop on Knowledge Exchange through Improvisation
Speaker: Michael Simon, Susan Van Esch and Dr Patricia Ribault | Moderator: Nuria Kraemer
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Afternoon Session 2
16:30-17:50pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 5: #togetherforourplanet–Responding to COP26
Speaker: Dr. Eva Verhoeven and Naomi Bulliard | Moderator: Heather Barnett
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Afternoon Session 3
18:00-19:20pm HKT (GMT+8)
Panel 6: In The Twilight - Cultural Ecology and Technology
Speaker: Dr Joëlle Bitton and Oulimata Gueye | Moderator: Andreas Kohli
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Afternoon Session 4
19:30-20:40pm HKT (GMT+8)
Closing Keynote: The Life is Wild by Ailton Alves Lacerda Krenak
Keynote Speaker: Ailton Alves Lacerda Krenak | Moderator: Dr. Andrea Flores Urushima
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Important Notes

Please note that all events are conducted in English or in English subtitles.
Due to the pandemic situation, all the events will be conducted via ZOOM.
To protect your privacy, please feel free to hide your video or participate anonymously.
The hosts reserve the right to change the content of the panels.