A lecture by Lilia Zemnukhova. “Brave New Worlds: Infrastructures, People, Relationships”

A lecture by Lilia Zemnukhova. “Brave New Worlds: Infrastructures, People, Relationships”A lecture by Lilia Zemnukhova. “Brave New Worlds: Infrastructures, People, Relationships”

DESCRIPTION

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.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

 

Lilia Zemnukhova is a sociologist, candidate of sciences, research fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Center for Science and Technology Studies of the European University in St. Petersburg, President of St. Petersburg Association of Sociologists. Her research projects explore the subjects of education and professionalization in IT, sociotechnical barriers of digitization, and the implementation of digital data and methods in social sciences. She is the author of academic and pop-science articles on technologies and their social effects, author of the @WrongTech Telegram channel.

 

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.
The lecture is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.