Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Alf Hornborg: Machines as Machinations - Rethinking the Ontology of Technology - 25.4.17, Depot Vienna

I am very happy to announce that - with the kind support of the Arts&Science Department of the University of Applied Arts and Im_flieger - I managed to invite a particularly interesting ecological polymath and thinker to Vienna. He is still mostly unknown in the germanophone world, but ever since I encountered him, I am thrilled with his concepts and am sure I will not be the only one. His way of understanding technology as a vehicle of (material and human) inequalities is extremely inspiring and helps to think of new politics that combine classically understood "leftist" agendas with "green" or "ecological" ones.

Tuesday, 25th of April 2017, 19:00
@ Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070
Rethinking the Ontology of Technology
Lecture and Panel
In Alf Hornborgs view technological progress is not so much a matter of ingenious and innocent breakthroughs in engineering as of devising new and profitable systems for displacing work and environmental pressures to other populations and geographical areas.The essential rationale of globalized technological systems is thus as inextricably connected to societal injustices as slavery or serfdom. Hornborg´s political scope enables to better understand how social and environmental problems are inherently connected.

Alf Hornborg, Human Ecology, Lund University

Anita Kaya, Im_flieger Artists’ Association
Bernd Kräftner, Art & Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Moderation: Kilian Jörg, Philosopher/Artist

In Kooperation mit Art & Science master´s programme, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Im_flieger - independent Artists’ Association Wien und dessen Forschungsprojekt Stoffwechsel - Ökologien der Zusammenarbeit

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