What changes when the planet becomes the point of reference for artistic and curatorial practices? How are works, exhibitions and events created with and for the Earth and its ecosystems? What is the role of art in addressing the climate crisis and claiming climate justice?
With Earth in Mind answers these questions through a series of lectures by invited curators and artists who have dedicated their work to environmental issues, aiming to provoke not only discussion but also substantive change. In the spotlight are inclusive, performative and speculative approaches that refer to different geographical areas, generations and species. Within this context, the relationships between people and ecosystems come to the foreground, paying attention to the importance of place, community and situated knowledge. With examples and metaphors that deliberately move away from patriarchal, western and anthropocentric models, the aim of the series is to ultimately shed light on the possibilities for claiming and transforming the future of the planet.
Mikhail Karikis, artist, London/Lisbon
Lucia Pietroiusti, curator, founder of the General Ecology programme at Serpentine Gallery, London
Design Earth, architects/designers [Rania Ghosn, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at M.I.T.
El Hadi Jazairy, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan]