Emergency & Emergence

Via questions of repair, pedagogy, remediation and mutation, Emergency & Emergence investigates transdisciplinary, sensorial and speculative practices of radical sensemaking for reimaging the planet. It questions how to move from emergency to emergence, from crisis to renewal.

Reverberating with ideas and knowledges opposing racial and colonial capitalism, conceived through visual culture as well as political ecology and radical politics, Emergency & Emergence assembles diverse cultural practitioners, collectives and communities to generate new emancipatory possibilities and forms of life, founded upon social justice and environmental wellbeing.

This long-term research strand will unfold over the course of 2022-23, manifesting by way of a symposium, listening sessions, newly commissioned performances, and a series of workshops, as well as a writer-in-residence and a new issue of The Contemporary Journal.

Emergency & Emergence is curated by Canan Batur.