The contemporary art commissioning agency IHME Helsinki will launch an Art, Science, Ecology course in 2021 in cooperation with the Institute of Sustainability of the University of Helsinki and the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki.


Media Cultures of Extraction

Samir Bhowmik

Mon 15.3.2021 at 16:00–20:00

This lecture and the following-workshop tackle historical and contemporary questions of extraction in the context of media culture and artistic work that deals with extraction. Besides investigation of the concept – its usefulness to understand material processes of resource extraction and transformation of planetary landscapes – it is articulated through contemporary art projects that deal with such themes such as Unknown Fields’ Lithium project and others.

Objectives and outcomes: One possible workshop project will be a short cartography of extraction in the Finnish context

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