Online Course DELICATE ECOLOGIES: Art, Environment, and Climate Calamity by Habib William Kherbek

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Online Course DELICATE ECOLOGIES: Art, Environment, and Climate Calamity by Habib William Kherbek
  • Participants will gain an understanding of contemporary art discourses related to environmental subject matters.
  • Participants will engage receive readings that will form a strong understanding of the concepts within art historical discussions .
  • Assignments will be offered to develop elements of an artist’s practice and hone writing skills. 
  • The course will also seek to offer interdisciplinary insights from fields including geology, ecology, earth sciences, and botany. 
  • Participants will have direct one-to-one conversations with course conveners.

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Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 30 | Language: English

Online Course DELICATE ECOLOGIES: Art, Environment, and Climate Calamity by Habib William Kherbek

“In this course participants will explore the ways in which environmental concerns have informed visual art production over centuries. The course will trace understandings of environments, other species, and ‘nature’ itself as aesthetic and scientific concerns have progressed. Artistic responses to, entanglements within and challenges to ecological formations and the biosphere will all be discussed in detail across artistic media and disciplines. The course will consist of four sessions each centring on a different aspect of the relationship of art to the biosphere. Readings will include works by James Bridle, Rachel Kushner, Timothy Morton, Astridis Neimanis, Kathryn Yusoff, and others.” (Text & photo by courtesy of Habib William Kherbek)

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Online Course by international lecturer Habib William Kherbek
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Ecology of Secrets (2013)
ephemera (2014) 
Ultralife (2016)
Pull Factor (2016) 
retrodiction (2016)
Everyday Luxuries (2018)
26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (2018) 
New Adventures (2020)
Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow (2021)
Technofeudalism Rising (2021) 
Best Practices (2021) 
Still Dancing (2021) 
black pillows (2021)
Entropia: The Childhood of a Critic (2022)

Habib William Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (Arcadia Missa, 2013) and ULTRALIFE (Arcadia Missa, 2016), New Adventures (left gallery, 2020), and Best Practices (Moist Books, 2021). His video-poem playlist/collection/reading, retrodiction (2016), was released by left gallery. Other poetry collections include Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa, 2018), and 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2018). Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow, a short story collection, was published by Arcadia Missa in 2021, and Still Dancing, an art book Kherbek curated and contributed images to, was published by TLTR Press in the same year. Abstract Supply (London) will release Kherbek’s collected art writings, entitled Entropia, in 2022. He was the recipient of a research fellowship from the Sandberg Institute in 2020 during which time he wrote Technofeudalism Rising (left gallery, 2021). He is currently a fellow at the 0x Salon based at Trust in Berlin. His writing has appeared in the award-winning Block Magazine, Tank MagazineRhizome.orgBerlin Art LinkMAPFlash ArtSpike MagazineSleek, Samizdat, AQNB, and a number of other publications. His Ph.D. is from the University of London, Birkbeck (2014). Kherbek produces music under the name dirtagnan, and oversees a subscription-only fashion project entitled HabibWear. 

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You will get access to the course content and lessons in our learning management system once you are enrolled.

Technical requirements

We will use the Zoom Meeting application for the live sessions. You need a stable internet connection. There are two ways to access the live meeting:

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