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Leviathan Symposium

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Leviathan symposium Kunstverein München

The Kino space at the Kunstverein München embrace the solo exhibition Leviathan by Shezad Dawood until the next 21th of July. This series of three videos uses science fiction to set an imaginary future of survivors, based on humanitarian crises and climate change conditions. Each episode shows us different point of views that have been elaborated with the collaboration of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists, trauma specialists, and other scholars. 

Apart from this interesting exhibition, on July 16 the Kunstverein will host a special symposium with the presence of the artist and four scientists from different backgrounds presenting their current research. This event will open different questions about our current global environmental conditions, migration and other present challenges. The panels shown here will broaden the topics covered on the video works.

This is the symposium program:

Introduction by Shezad Dawood, Post Brothers, and Christina Maria Ruederer

Panelist 1:
Vikas Lakhani (Ph. D. fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, LMU, Munich)
Dissertation Project: Dynamic Climates of Memory: Environmental Learning, Risk Perception, Remembering and Forgetting Disasters

Panelist 2:
Dr. Steffen Bauer, Political scientist at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für EntwicklungsPolitik (DIE)
Klimalog Project: Research and Dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation

Panelist 3:
Verronica Pastorino, Social and cultural anthropologist and researcher at the department of Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration.

Panelist 4:
Dr. Britta Schneider, Professor for Language and Globalization at the Cultural Science Faculty at the Viadrina University, Frankfurt.

Discussion in English moderated by Shezad Dawood.

Shezad Dawood considers Leviathan as an open-source collective research project that can be also found at the project’s website.

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July 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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