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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

Announcing UNFOLD #2 – The Lesson of Zoology – guest-curated by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin

31.01.2016 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2016-01-31 at 9.31.15 PM

Dear SYNAPSE Network, I am very pleased to announce a new collaboration between Etienne and myself going online tomorrow, 1 February. Sara Giannini’s Unfold: The Volume Project is an experimental online library of “folders,” for which Sara has commissioned a series of…

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LABYRINTHINE LINKAGES, FILMIC SPECIMENS, AND OPTICAL MINDS

11.11.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: download (1)

My last post from mid-September made a transition from the HKW’s spring and summer theme of Ape Culture towards the Haus’s new thematic of 100 Years of Now, launched in early October. The short piece was built around a concept Anselm Franke discusses in a recent interview:…

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Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene—scenes of burden

04.11.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Spaniards named her 004

Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene First Sessions: Intervention, Reaction and Violence November 11-13, 2015 University of the Philippines – Los Banos The series of sessions loosely grouped into Intervention, Reaction and Violence contend the discursive architecture folded in material…

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Herding Islands, Rats and the Anthropocene–initiating some thoughts and a collaboration with/through Southeast Asia

21.10.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screenshot_history_IRRI

* Space of abundance The stadium effect has unknown and unclear logic. It occurs when pest species of rats create a doughnut-like structure in an upland and terraced landscape of rain-fed rice paddies. Spiral without concentric points, each terrace is…

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Announcing _ intercalations 3 & 4

05.10.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-10-05 at 8.56.58 AM

Two more volumes of Synapse’s intercalations: paginated exhibition series are coming out this fall. Anna-Sophie Springer, Etienne Turpin (eds.) intercalations 3: Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago Berlin: K. Verlag & Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2015.
With contributions by George Beccaloni, Lucy…

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THE NOW OF RECOGNIZABILITY

15.09.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: chimpanzee_wall_clock_aquavistaaquaclock-rb2f72803ec2b4c9f931cf7541e946b58_z2j2s_324

At the end of this month, the HKW will launch their new extensive programming theme, 100 Years of Now, which will set the Haus’s tone for the next two years: “100 Years of Now combines diagnoses of our times with…

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PLANTS ARE UBIQUITOUS IN PRIMATE HABITATS BUT STONES ARE NOT

24.08.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: King Kong 1933

Post by Anna-Sophie Springer In Peter Høeg’s fantastical novel The Woman and the Ape (1996), an advanced simian civilization has infiltrated human civilization. Albeit more hairy than humans, their intelligence and character have allowed these beings to blend in undiscovered, often working…

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EKUATORIAL.COM & INFOAMAZONIA.ORG: SUPPORTING LOCAL STORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

03.08.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-08-03 at 5.48.11 PM

Interview with Willie Shubert by Anna-Sophie Springer   A few weeks ago, I met Willie Shubert in Jakarta and he told me about his current work with two environmental journalism platforms, Ekuatorial.com, which focuses on Indonesia and Infoamazonia.org, which gathers reports…

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SYNAPSE 2015 – Evolution Day and the Beneficial Influences of Dust

02.07.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-07-12 at 4.29.09 PM

From 29 June until 4 July, the Haus der Kulturen hosted an intense SYNAPSE 2015 workshop on the theme of “Ape Culture.” For the workshop, a group of eleven up-and-coming international curators participated in a dense programme of lectures, performances, and…

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Scientists announce the Sixth Mass Extinction

20.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Kircher _ arca-noe-image-101

With only one more week to go until the next SYNAPSE workshop focusing on human–animal relations, here is a newly released scientific article that’s worth reading! Under the long title “Accelerated Modern Human–Induced Species Losses: Entering The Sixth Mass Extinction,” a…

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