Imagine Earth

Imagine Earth is a two-day conference held at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 8-9 June. The conference will gather internationally prominent researchers, artists and young researchers related to the field of environmental humanities.

The purpose of Imagine Earth is to provide a forum for reflections on the urgent task of developing an aesthetics of the age commonly but also contestedly designated the Anthropocene, focusing in particular on imagining and imaging the earth, its processes and transformations in non-dominant ways. See program below.
The outcome of the conference will be published in an anthology. Lectures and performances will be recorded to be publicised on Louisianas website.

Thursday 8 June

Time Activity
08:45-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-09:45 Welcome
Poul Erik Tøjner, Director, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Opening remarks
Michael Kjær, University of Copenhagen, and Jacob Lund, Aarhus University

Session 1

09:45-10:15 Performance: Tone Bjordam and Marten Scheffer, NO/NL: Trajectories
10:15-10:55 Keynote: Emanuele Coccia, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, IT. Chair: Jacob Lund.
10:55-11:15 Response: Susan Schuppli and Q/A
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-13:15 Presentations, moderator: Mikkel Krause Frantzen
Stefanie Heine, University of Copenhagen, DE
Elisabeth Brun, independent artist, NO
Jacob Lund, Aarhus University, DK
13:15-14:15 Lunch in The Boat House

Session 2

14:15-14:45 Artistic research: Studio ThinkingHand, ASTL/DK. Chair: Eva La Cour.
14:45-16:15 Presentations, moderator: Henrik Oxvig
Eva la Cour, University of Copenhagen, DK
Christina Varvia, Forensic Architecture, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Aarhus University, GR
Michael Kjær, University of Copenhagen, DK
16:15-16:45 Coffee Break
16:45-17:25 Keynote: Susan Schuppli, Goldsmiths, University of London, CA. Chair: Jacob Lund.
17:25-17:45 Response: Emanuele Coccia and Q/A

Friday 9 June

09:00-09:45 Registration and coffee

Session 3

09:45-10:15 Artistic research: Nanna Debois Buhl, DK. Chair: Ida Bencke.
10:15-10:55 Keynote: Frédérique Aït-Touati, Sciences Po, Paris, FR. Chair: Jacob Lund.
10:55-11:15 Response: T. J. Demos and Q/A
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-13:15 Presentations, moderator: Christina Varvia (TBC)
Daniel Irrgang, University of Copenhagen, DE
Ida Bencke, curator, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, DK
Henrik Oxvig, Royal Danish Academy, Architecture, Design, Conservation, DK
13:15-14:15 Lunch in The Boat House

Session 4


Architectural research: Cave_bureau, KE. Chair: Mette Marie Kallehauge, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, DK.

Presentations, moderator: Stefanie Heine
Mikkel Krause Frantzen, University of Copenhagen, DK
Line Marie Thorsen, Aarhus University, DK
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:55 Keynote: T.J. Demos, University of California Santa Cruz, US. Chair: Michael Kjær.
16:55-17:15 Response: Frédérique Aït-Touati and Q/A
17:15-17:25 Closing remarks: Michael Kjær and Jacob Lund