Understanding how planetary systems work requires multidimensional thinking, and so, collaborative and interdisciplinary frameworks will emerge throughout the excursion. By embracing the topic from a geopolitical perspective, the problematics of scale are brought into the foreground, and ways for connecting the micro- and macro-political in DIY artistic practices as well as interdisciplinary research projects will be proposed. The program also deals with the resource heavy realities of technology and its impact on the earth from a geological “deep time” perspective, and looks at new approaches to the earth's own media such as mushrooms and rocks.
The excursion takes place at silent green Kulturquartier, a former crematorium in Wedding that was converted into a cultural venue. Among other cultural initiatives and artist studios, silent green houses the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art archive, the Harun Farocki Institut, and the research and exhibition space SAVVY Contemporary. silent green’s mission is to transcend boundaries between different disciplines and promote new hybrid art forms between practice, theory, research, and application. The Ecologies excursion takes place in the impressive cupola, which was a former mourning hall—a site of changing material and immaterial ecologies representing cycles of life, death, and rejuvenation.