Forschungs-Mittwoch #159 Infrastructuring Otherwise

Carbon Endings and Regenerative Practice

29.11.2023, 5pm–7pm – HKB, Auditorium, Fellerstrasse 11, 3027 Bern

#159 in weisser Schrift auf hauptsächlich schwarzem Hintergrund, oberhalb der schwarzen Fläche hat es einen hellgrünen Querstreifen.

As a response to the endings of carbon-based energy there have been many techno-utopian solutions for communities – grounded within imaginaries of survival, repair and resilience. Such imaginations and politics remain attached to the image of the individual maintained by computational infrastructure and continuous energy.

In this talk Helen V. Pritchard, an award winning artist-designer, geographer and queer love theorist, will discuss working instead towards modes of regenerative practice, more-than human creative strategies and the de-presencing of technosolutionism. We will discuss collaborative projects that attempt to practice through sensing, hotspotting, and queering damage. Specifically their work on pollution sensing with Citizen Sense; the project “Regenerative Energy Communities” in which artists, designers and farmers work together on regenerative imaginaries for energy; and the work of “The Institute of Technology in the Public Interest”.

Helen V. Pritchard, professor and head of research IXDM, HGK Basel, FHNW

Riikka Tauriainen

Institute Practices and Theories in the Arts, EcoArtLab


  • Start date 29.11.2023, 5pm–7pm
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  • Place HKB, Auditorium, Fellerstrasse 11, 3027 Bern