Pre-conference event: CLIMATE REALISM – Preliminary Encounters

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 5-7pm, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Join Media@McGill for a series of short interventions and critical readings on the themes of climate, art, media and environment. Please note that the pre-conference will be held in English only.

Colloquium schedule – 10 March 2017, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

French and English language interpretation services will be provided

Click here to download a pdf of the schedule

9:00-9:15:       Opening words

9:15-10:15       Keynote: Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University)
“Perplexing Realities: Practicing Relativism in the Anthropocene”

10:15-10:30:    Coffee Break

10:30-12:00:    Panel 1: The Climate of Representation

  • Amanda Boetzkes (University of Guelph) “Ecological Postures Towards a Climate Realism
  • Anne-Lise François (University of California, Berkeley) “Figures of Improvisation, or what to Glean from a Climate Realism”
  • Alessandra Ponte (Université de Montréal) “Governing Climate”

12:00-13:30:    Lunch break

13:30-15:00:    Panel 2: The Subject of Climate

  • Kathryn Yusoff (Queen Mary University of London) “Geologic Realism: Epochal Thoughts and the Terminal Beach of Geologic Time”
  • Nicole Starosielski (New York University) “Thermal Vision”
  • Michelle Ty (Clemson University) “Realism’s Phantom Subjects”

15:00-15:15:    Coffee Break

15:15-16:45:    Panel 3: Climate and the Critique of Realism, or Realism and the Critique of Climate

  • Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State University) “Indigenizing the Time, Memory and History of Climate Change”
  • Ingrid Diran (Pacific Northwest College of Art) and Antoine Traisnel (University of Michigan) “Climate Change, Natural History, and the Extinction of Thought”
  • Graeme Macdonald (University of Warwick) “Petrorealism and the Figure of the Offshore”

16:45-17:00:    Break

17:00-18:00:    Keynote: Pierre Bélanger (Harvard University) “EXTRACTION”