Sociologist Lilia Zemnukhova will speak about concepts of new worlds, alternative in relation to the Anthropocene, as well as social relationships therein.
Over ninety alternatives to the Anthropocene, a geological era with a focus on human activities, can be found in academic papers and media. Technocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Urbanocene…: each of the “-cenes” bears its own logic, structure, ideology, society, and technology. And most of them are united by the idea of overcoming the global problems that have developed in our era. The views on how society should be arranged, what infrastructure should become fundamental for the world, what relations and values should be considered basic are being revised.
In her lecture, Lilia Zemnukhova will introduce some of the most grounded and impressive concepts, as well as examine in detail the world of the Aerocene, designed by the artist Thomás Saraceno.
The talk will be held as part of the public program accompanying Thomás Saraceno’s installation Moving Atmospheres.