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Dump Philosophy

A café climatique event

Michael Marder in conversation with Sofia Lemos In his recent book Dump Philosophy, Michael Marder argues that the earth, along with everything that lives and thinks on it, is at an advanced stage of being converted into a dump for industrial output and its by-products feeding consumerism and its excesses. Describing the dump’s fundamental characteristics and its effects on the body and the mind, Marder contemplates wider physiological, social, economic, and environmental metabolisms in the age of dumping, as well as the role of philosophy caught in its crosshairs. While surveying the devastation that is the reality of the twenty-first century, Marder provides a frightening and yet intellectually spellbinding glimpse of the future. He will be discussing some of these themes with curator, writer, and researcher Sofia Lemos.

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country. He is the author of numerous books, the latest of which is Dump Philosophy: A Phenomenology of Devastation, published in December by Bloomsbury. michaelmarder.org

Sofia Lemos is a curator, writer, and researcher. She is Curator of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary and Associate Curator Public Programmes at the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. She recently co-edited the reader METABOLIC RIFTS and a monograph Musa paradisiaca: Views on Misunderstandingsofialemos.info


Jul 05 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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