22. März 22
Michael Obrist [feld72] in conversation with Leonardo Caffo about Humanity as a design object. Destroy and rebuild.
Humanity as a design object. Destroy and rebuild.
Humanity looks like a biological object but instead it is an object of design. Like any design object, it must be designed. Western humanity is in crisis: if instead of trying to fix the crisis we try to redesign “what does it mean to be human”? we will discuss some exit strategies from anthropocentrism and some possible solutions for a “new humanity”.
Leonardo Caffo is a Sicilian philosopher, writer, and curator whose work centers around applied and theoretical topics relating to human animal studies, posthumanity, contemporary art and architecture, and identity. He has been researcher at university of Torino and professor of philosophy at Politecnico di Torino as well as curator and the director of public program at the Museum la Triennale of Milano and as philosopher in residency at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. He is currently professor of philosophy of art, media, fashion and design at Naba Milano and member of Comitato di Indirizzo at MAXXI museum in Rome. He also writes for Corriere della Sera and he often works as a creative director for special projects (fashion, magazines, cinema, companies, etc.) and was the creative director of Walden Milano. He is currently director of Politi Seganfreddo Edizioni / Flash Art Books. He has written about twenty books translated into many languages. Among the latest books: A come animale (bompiani, 2105), La vita di ogni giorno (Einaudi, 2016), Fragile umanità (Einaudi, 2017), Vegan (Einaudi, 2018), Costruire futuri (Bompiani, 2018), Quattro capanne (Nottetempo, 2020), Il cane e il filosofo (Mondadori, 2020), Essere giovani (Ponte alle Grazie, 2021), La montagna di fuoco (Ponte alle Grazie, 2022).
2h, 2 ECTS
22. März 22, 18 Uhr
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