“Putting the Ecology back in Economy.” A lecture by Timothy Morton


During the public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, philosopher and interdisciplinary researcher Timothy Morton will give a talk about the relationship between ecology and economy.

Extreme right wing forms of nationalism are on the rise. But this is to do with ecology, not just with economics. The risk of fascist reactions to the ecological circumstances of today is evident, because as well as a fragile economy, humans around the earth are experiencing a fragile biosphere, to a large extent for the same reasons.

The numerous fascisms of today have one benefit: they allow us to reverse engineer very clearly the logic, ethics, and politics of accepting that ecology and economy go together. In this lecture Morton will outline what this might look like.

Morton’s visit coincides with the release of his book Being Ecological, published in Russian as part of the Museum’s joint publishing program with Ad Marginem.

This lecture has been organized with the support of SIBUR.



Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has collaborated with Björk, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Walshe, Jeff Bridges, Sabrina Scott, Olafur Eliasson, and Pharrell Williams. He co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a 2018 film about global warming with Jeff Bridges. He is the author of Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (Verso, 2017), Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), eight other books and 200 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design, and food. His work has been translated into ten languages. In 2014 Morton gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory.


Free admission with advance registration.


The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.

It is accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.