Enacting Ecological Aesthetics

/ Events: Conversation Series with Dulmini

Andrew Pickering and Dulmini Perera in conversation

Andrew Pickering and Dulmini Perera in conversation

In this conversation, we will explore the relations between Gregory Bateson’s work in cybernetics and RD Laing’s antipsychiatry praxis in London during the 1960s. We will look at how their explorations enabled a different way of framing problems related to modernity, self, normativity, madness, technology, politics and practices of resistance and explore the relevance of these ideas to how we currently think about the ecological question in design. 

We will also discuss how their explorations into the possibilities of enacting other worlds can add to contemporary discussions on ‘multiple cosmologies’ and the ‘ontological turn’ that calls for the need to take different worlds seriously.

All interested are welcome!

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Note: The research investigators of the AHRC/DFG funded project ‘Enacting Gregory Bateson’s Ecological Aesthetics’ have collectively decided to relocate events planned June 27th and June 29th following the call of Brighton UCU for academics to boycott the University of Brighton. This call and the current industrial action taking place by union members follows decisions by the senior management there to deduct 100% of pay from staff engaged in the Marking and Assessment boycott, and in threatening compulsory redundancies. The research group wishes to express solidarity with our colleagues and all workers at the University of Brighton.

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 6:00PM

Section: General Admission

Tickets and more information here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/southcoastevents/t-gaypvzq

In this conversation, we will explore the relations between Gregory Bateson’s work in cybernetics and RD Laing’s antipsychiatry praxis in London during the 1960s. We will look at how their explorations enabled a different way of framing problems related to modernity, self, normativity, madness, technology, politics and practices of resistance and explore the relevance of these ideas to how we currently think about the ecological question in design.

We will also discuss how their explorations into the possibilities of enacting other worlds can add to contemporary discussions on ‘multiple cosmologies’ and the ‘ontological turn’ that calls for the need to take different worlds seriously.

All interested are welcome!

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Note: The research investigators of the AHRC/DFG funded project ‘Enacting Gregory Bateson’s Ecological Aesthetics’ have collectively decided to relocate events planned June 27th and June 29th following the call of Brighton UCU for academics to boycott the University of Brighton. This call and the current industrial action taking place by union members follows decisions by the senior management there to deduct 100% of pay from staff engaged in the Marking and Assessment boycott, and in threatening compulsory redundancies. The research group wishes to express solidarity with our colleagues and all workers at the University of Brighton.

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 6:00PM

Section: General Admission

Tickets and more information here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/southcoastevents/t-gaypvzq