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Worlds of Animals and Humans


Lecture Sandra Bartoli | 27.11.2017 | 19h | IKA Augasse

That Tiergarten in Berlin stands by its own rules is not a surprise. Not only does both its considerable size and critical mass affect the entire climate of the city, but its many histories make it ?incommensurable.” The scale of biomass and density of use and vegetation provoke a significant level of autonomy and self-determination that is mysteriously intrinsic to this environment. By “dissolving” the alleged antagonism between city and nature, and, in the logical consequence of the Anthropocene, by “conceiving” of human and non-human creatures equal and mutually dependent, Tiergarten seems also to relinquish a human overdetermination: a post-human condition that is haunting. The lecture will probe through thought-models, artifacts, and texts that inspire a post-human view of the city.

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Worlds of Animals and Humans


Sandra Bartoli | Lecture Series 2017|18

The City’s Future Natural History | Winterterm 2017|18
Sandra Bartoli holds the Endowed Professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, funded by the City of Vienna.

The endowed professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities (“City Culture and Open Space“) financed by the City of Vienna, was installed in 2015 within the study programs of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. It has the objective to artistically, radically and poetically bring forward the debate on city and architecture. The teaching and research beholden with the endowed professorship focuses on the formulation of radical and visionary concepts regarding urban space. A further goal is to intensify the exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer between the city of Vienna and the Institute for Art and Architecture.

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The City’s Future Natural History


Sandra Bartoli | Endowed Professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities | Lecture Series Winterterm 2017|18

This series is composed of five lectures in 2017|18:

Lecture_1: 30.10. | Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression

Lecture_2: 13.11. | Sun, Shit, Compost, and Air

Lecture_3: 27.11. | Worlds of Animals and Humans

Lecture_4: 11.12. | The City's Ecology: Dirt and the Garbage Tree

Lecture_5: 15.01. | The City's Natural History


all lectures start at 7pm

IKA Forum / 1st floor, core N
Augasse 2–6, 1090 Vienna