Blackmarket - Paris, November 21st, 2015

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Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Musée de l’Homme, Paris
(metro station Trocadéro)

Free Entrance!
Bring a gift* and book an expert for half an hour!

Check-in opens at 7pm

*Every blackmarket is a place for bargain and trafficking. The Musée de l'Homme, however, as a state funded institution is not allowed to facilitate any sale of any products inside or in the surroundings of the building. Therefore, the symbolic fee of one euro which is usually exchanged in Blackmarkets for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge in order to book an appointment with an expert, can´t take place in Paris. In this event we kindly then ask you, our public and our clients, to bring a gift instead. The gift is a violating provocation of the principle of exchange of commodities - but will help you to book an expert at the Check -In.

 

Concept
Hannah Hurtzig

Curators
Alexander Klose
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
with Laurens Otto

Scientific advisor
Denis Couvet

Artistic coordination
Sarah Lewis

Commissioned by
Sandra Terdjman and Grégory Castéra (Council)
with Alexandra Cohen (Cuesta)

Executive production
ARTER/VIVANTO

Production coordination
Anne Becker
with Julie Le Gall (bureau platÔ)

Technical director
Julien Bahuau

Communication
Rozenn Tanguy (Agence Ticoët)

Translation
Adelaïde Pralon

Design
Remco van Bladel
Julien Couret

Special Thanks to:
Emmanuel de la Baume, Solène Guillier, Bernard Guirkinger, Barbara Klose-Ullmann, Catherine Larrère, Valérie Pihet, Maria Ines Rodrigues.

With the generous support of:

MNHN – MH // REGION IDF //VILLE DE PARIS // UE FEDER // CNRS
LE BON COIN // SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT // NAF // FONDATION DE FRANCE //

LABEL COP21

www.museedelhomme.fr
www.formsofcouncil.org

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge
and Non-Knowledge No. 18

On Becoming Earthlings
150 Dialogues and Exercises in Shrinking and Expanding the Human


Photo: Maud Dhillit

INTRODUCTION
What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene? How do we get there? And who will we be?

To think the Anthropocene takes putting into question our relationships to all things and beings, from nature to technology. It means to realign and to readapt – to set humankind into new proportions. If 'nature' was the first colonized object of modern European thinking and conquering, then the concept of the Anthropocene may demand us to leave the humanistic scope of Western thought. But how do you propel yourself into a new mindset?

In order to map the bio-geo-chemical as well as the imaginary and spiritual state of things, the Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge assembles a multitude of experiences – from scientific research to children’s books, from political activism to artistic exploration, from utopian speculation to critical reflection. If you want to meet an expert for a personal discussion, choose a KEYWORD and book the subject that appeals to you at the CHECK-IN counter. If you want to follow the discussions from the auditorium, loan out a receiver from the headphone counter, check out the transmission program and listen to selected conversations on BLACKMARKET RADIO.

Mobile Academy Berlin stages performances and meeting places of knowledge. Each project is dedicated to a specific theme. Following seventeen Blackmarkets in Berlin, Warsaw, Istanbul, Jaffa, Vienna, Liverpool, Riga and other cities, this is the long-awaited first Blackmarket in Paris.


Photo: Maud Dhillit


Photo: Maud Dhillit

ANTHROPOCENE
The term Anthropocene refers to our time as a new age in earth history in which the impact of human activities on the environment has become as severe as a geological force, and its traces will still be visible millions of years from now. Though the concept has been widely used in scientific discourse as well as in political and cultural debate, it still awaits official recognition. The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), a geological scientific body in charge of keeping the global geologic time scale, is expected to publish its final judgement on this matter in 2016.


Photo: Alexis Vettoretti

>> ENCYCLOPEDIA

ADAPTATION
"ANTHROPOCENE"
APOCALYPTIC REASON
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
CLIMATE INEQUALITIES
CONCRETE UTOPIAS
DECOLONIZATION
DESIGN
DONNA HARAWAY
EARTH
EVOLUTION
FINANCE
FOOD
IMAGINEERING
INDIGENOUS TRADITIONS
INVISIBLE BEINGS
LEAVING EARTH
MIGRATION
MOLECULES
MYCOLOGIES
NETWORKS
NUCLEAR FUSION
PETROLEUM
PLASTICS
RELATIONS RETHOUGHT
-with ANIMALS
-with NATURE
-with PLANTS
STRUGGLES
TIME
TIPPING POINTS
TRANSHUMANCE
WOLVES

PRACTICAL EXERCISES