IMPACT23 – Ecologies of Attention
A Transdisciplinary Symposium

  • Wed 08.11.23Sun 12.11.23

The annual transdisciplinary symposium IMPACT invites practitioners and theorists from the arts and sciences to engage with changing, overarching, and complex themes, linking their diverse perspectives and formulating common concerns.

›IMPACT23‹ explores the interrelationships between humans, animals, plants, and objects – in ecosystems and in the technosphere – and how these shape our patterns of perception through assumptions, projection, and selection. ›Ecologies of Attention‹ questions what powerful phenomena, forces, connections and exchange relations remain hidden or obscured as a result. What methods, tools, strategies, or systems are required to reevaluate these connections and foster productive relationships? Which ingrained patterns need to be disrupted? 

The starting point and vital forum of the four-day symposium are the so-called Assemblies – a series of concise presentations where participants introduce themselves and their work to one another. The Assemblies are complemented by invited contributions in the form of lectures, workshops, and artistic interventions.

The opening of IMPACT23 will feature a public lecture by Melanie Sehgal titled ›Ecologies of Attention, Techniques of Sensing‹ on 8 November (18 h).

A project within the framework of The Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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