<synthesis> (re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal

marcela at aksioma.org marcela at aksioma.org
Thu Feb 11 19:02:43 CET 2021

Dear friends, 


we are proud to announce our new “festival of conversations”, starting next Monday, 15 February at 7pm CET.


We kindly invite you all to join us and share your comments and questions trough the live chat!



Strategies for Self-Renewal
Curated and conducted by Marta Peirano
February–November 2021


We have found ourselves at the crossroads of an existential decision: do we bring the mistakes of the enlightenment to their biological conclusion or do we develop a magical capacity to self-renew?

In the tenth edition of Tactics & Practice, the seminar and conference program led by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana, we are going to invite world-class thinkers in crucial disciplines to discuss the ways in which we can repair our thought and behavioural patterns in order to keep us collectively safe. The series of eight interviews will be conducted by Marta Peirano, a writer and journalist specialized in researching the relationships between technology and power, who will seek answers to the question of what it will take for humanity to wake up and take action before it's too late. Thematic discussions, ranging from infrastructure and energy to community and artificial intelligence, will be held in English once a month. MORE <https://aksioma.org/reprogramming/about/> 


(re)programming: Trigger

What does it take to change the future?

With Kim Stanley Robinson


15 February 2021 at 7pm CET 

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The Ministry for the Future (2020), the latest novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, departs from a scientific premise: as countries keep ignoring the Paris Agreement, our planet will keep getting hotter, all the way to the human boiling point. When India is hit by a devastating heatwave, killing millions, a climate response begins to take shape. In his most bleak yet hopeful work to date, Robinson explores the limits and possibilities of human cooperation under extreme circumstances. In this TRIGGER themed conversation, we will discuss what could be the wake-up call for rethinking our place as humans on the only planet we have, and the promising tools he discovered during his years of research.


Kim Stanley Robinson is the most beloved science fiction writer alive today. The Mars trilogy, his first international bestseller, published between 1992 and 1996, was an ambitious exploration of the terraforming of the Red planet that included an exercise on comparative space politics and their impact on the survival of the human race. This commitment to exploring climate crisis management and mitigation has turned him into the leading exponent of Climate Fiction, a genre that takes place in the world as we know it or in its near future.



Organised and produced by: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
In partnership with: Kino Šiška – Centre for Urban Culture
For the series: Tactics  <https://aksioma.org/tactics.practice> & Practice
In the framework of: konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art
Financial support: the Republic of Slovenia and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union

Outreach partners: Disruption Network Lab, Drugo more, Furtherfield, Institute of Network Cultures, MKC Maribor, Supermarkt, The Influencers, We Make Money Not Art



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