Softcover: 240 pages, 120 colour illustrations
Publisher: Sternberg Press, 2022
Going beyond tensions between individuals and institutions, Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses and Tools examines avenues for engaged pedagogies, collective learning, and artistic ecologies that can engender new institutionalities. If learning for life is emancipation—understood as a matter not just of power but of freedom—the essential question that emerges is: What knowledge makes us free, and how can institutions help produce it? In search of an answer, this publication’s textual and visual contributions explore sites and practices through which new artistic ecosystems can emerge.
Artistic Ecologies comprises essays analyzing current ways of knowing and their ramifications (Marina Garcés, Yayo Herrero and Pirate Care) and portraying alternative ways of forming knowledge through institutional and non-institutional artistic practices (DAAR—Decolonizing Architecture Art Research, Yael Davids, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, The Sensing Salon). Artistic contributions in various formats—poems, drawings, visual essays—by Luna Acosta, CAConrads, Eva Ďurovec, Teuta Gatolin, Margherita Isola, and Jammers illustrate heterodox channels for questioning the dominant forms of knowledge and educating from below.