Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence

Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence

08. November 2019 #1 Facing Extinction

#1 Facing Extinction

“Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence”
A Podcast by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)

Too little, too late: The current ecological catastrophes are just as real as they are no longer stoppable. How do we deal with being too late to reverse them? What would it mean to think from the end and deal with the catastrophe responsibly? And what exactly is ending: the world, humankind, the biodiversity of species or the belief in the western way of life?

The discussion series “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence” looks at the escalating and indeed apocalyptic discourses of the coming end against the background of a growing ecological crisis and asks about opportunities for action. It is initiated and conceived by HAU´s curator for Discourse, Margarita Tsomou, and curated in cooperation with the theorist and dramaturg Maximillian Haas.

With the series, we aim to take an intersectional perspective on ecological questions.

The first event took place at HAU1 (Berlin) in the evening of the 4th of November 2019 and had the title: “# 1 Facing Extinction“. In a full theatre the two curators introduced the evening before we listened to the contribution of the guests, which were:

Franco Berardi Bifo, philosopher, critic of capitalism and theorist of the Italian Postoperaismo,
Marcela Vecchione, professor at the Institute for Advanced Amazonian Studies, which is situated in the middle of the Amazon forest in Brazil
and Antonia Majaca, feminist theorist working at IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art, Graz University of Technology.

For futher information and upcoming dates and episodes please check our website:
https://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/en/burning-futures/ or follow the hashtag #burningfutures on twitter.

“Burning Futures” is an event series by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. With kind support by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Initiated by Margarita Tsomou (HAU Hebbel am Ufer) and curated by Maximilian Haas.

Podcast Production: Fritz Schlüter. Speaker: Orlando de Boeyken. Jingle: Sonja Deffner