Sopravvivere all’Antropocene: dialoghi sull’estinzione e l’emergenza

Intervento e workshop con Roberta Buiani


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After a daring journey from Toronto, Roberta Buiani’s second meeting on the unknowns of the anthropocene took happily place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia, hosted in Professor Domenico Dattoli’s Techniques and Graphics Technologies course. Between scenarios, adaptive strategies and artistic interpretations, Roberta, fellow researcher at the University of Toronto, has effectively demonstrated the reciprocal exchanges between the semiotics of research through a fertile recombination of the specific lexicons, to hypotheses and sometimes strongly evocative. Supported by data and scientific illustration, she explained the basics of the ethereal explorations of artists such as Cole Swanson and Stefan Herda, thus spotting the incessant dialogue between Science and Art. Something which the students responded with their own rendition and their vision of the future without ever transcending by a “a priori” rejection of the unknowns which this era of climate change poses to the permanence of the human species on planet Earth.

E dopo un viaggio rocambolesco da Toronto, si è concluso a Foggia il secondo incontro di Roberta Buiani sulle incognite dell’antropocene tenuto presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Foggia ospitata dal corso di Tecniche e Tecnologie della Grafica tenuto dal docente Domenico Dattoli. Tra scenari, strategie adattive e interpretazioni artistiche, Roberta, ricercatrice dell’Università di Toronto, ha dimostrato con efficacia gli scambi reciproci tra le semiotiche della ricerca attraverso una fertile ricombinazione dei lessici specifici, per ipotesi e conclusioni a tratti fortemente evocative. Supportata dal rigore dei dati e dell’illustrazione scientifica, ha spiegato le basi delle esplorazioni eteropiche di artisti come Cole Swanson o Stefan Herda, illustrando così l’incessante dialogo tra Scienza e Arte. Cosa a cui gli studenti hanno risposto illustrando i loro scenari e la loro visione del futuro senza mai trascendere nel rifiuto a priori delle incognite che quest’epoca di cambiamenti climatici pone alla permanenza della specie umana sul pianeta Terra.



About

Roberta is a researcher, activist and media artist based in Toronto. She is the co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (University of Toronto) and act as program advisor for the Subtle Technologies Festival. Her work balances theoretical and applied research at the intersection of science, technology and creative resistance. Her recent itinerant community project The Sandbox Project challenges concepts of sustainability in face-to-face and online collaborations in network and social media configurations. You can read her work in Fibreculture, Invisible Culture, Cultural Studies and Digicult.


You can contact her at rbuiani @ gmail.com