a liquid platform on the climate crisis, anthropocenic interactions and ecological transition 
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Lectio Magistralis: TIMOTHY MORTON

October 13, 2023

Timothy Morton’s eco-thought  at the MUSE as part of the We Are the Flood platform


The philosopher Timothy Morton, one of the most relevant protagonists of the current philosophical-ecological landscape, will give a lectio magistralis at the MUSE Science Museum in Trento on October 13, 2023, in the frame of We Are the Flood, the creative platform on the climate crisis and Anthropocene interactions conceived and curated by Stefano Cagol.

The event takes place at the intersection of three anniversaries. It is the ten-year birthday of MUSE, ten years since Stefano Cagol’s ice monolith at the Venice Biennale, and ten years since the publication of "Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World" (Minnesota, 2013), Morton’s cult book.

Morton’s intervention is the focal event of the two-year We Are the Flood, developed through exhibition projects, performances, masterclasses, artist-in-residence and conferences, and a low-cost and low-impact method according to an environmental ethic. Faced with ever-faster eco-cultural changes, a science museum triggers an alliance with the humanities and the universal language of contemporary art to translate complex issues such as environmental topics, that are diffuse, changeable, and inconstant in time and space, as described by Morton.

For We Are the Flood, Morton presents an unmissable lesson.

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has collaborated with Björk, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Walshe, Hrafnhildur Arnadottir, Sabrina Scott, Adam McKay, Jeff Bridges, Justin Guariglia, Olafur Eliasson, and Pharrell Williams. Morton co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a 2018 film about global warming with Jeff Bridges. He is the author of the libretto for the opera Time Time Time by Jennifer Walshe. He is the author of Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (Verso, 2017), Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), eight other books and 250 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. Morton’s work has been translated into 10 languages.



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