Terra Effluviens - seminar/workshop
Terra Effluviens is a project evolved from and around the rare archival material – the 1971 study “Systematization of the Human Environment”. Published in Yugoslavia, in the midst of the Cold War tensions, rising environmental concerns and competing techno–futurological predictions, this study presents a unique case...
Almost fifty years later, the project Terra Effluviens brings back the diagrams to life and to the specific site – the city of Rijeka.
By interlinking the diagrams from the archival materials with the site-specific theoretical, artistic and design research, the workshop aims to examine spatiality, materiality and true political capacities of our engagement with the Anthropocene. It seeks to find a way to embrace radical uncertainty and negotiate new alliances between organic and inorganic matter, geological, technological and social realms, our and other species. The project will involve a number of international researchers, both students and experts in the series of site excavations, design speculations, discursive and prototyping events, performed in the workshop (November 2019) and presented in the exhibition (March 2020) within Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.