[artinfo] IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge
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Wed Oct 5 14:18:26 CEST 2016
IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge
Art & Evidence Conference Series 2016
Location: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin.
Schedule: September 30 (16.00-21.15); October 1 (17.00-20.45), 2016. In
Admission: 5 Euro / day.
The 9th event of the Disruption Network Lab, directed by Tatiana
Bazzichelli, co-curated by Daniela Silvestrin.
Funded by: Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei,
Kulturelle Angelegenheiten / City Tax.
In partnership with: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien. In collaboration
with the Resistance Studies Network and the Resistance Study Initiative,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, and SPEKTRUM.
Media partners: ExBerliner, Der Freitag, Furtherfield.
Speakers: Matthias Gross (sociologist and science studies scholar, DE),
Joanna Kempner (Sociologist, US), Jamie Allen (artist and researcher,
CA/CH), Teresa Dillon (artist and researcher, IE/DE/UK), Karen Douglas
(social psychologist, UK), Martin F. Robbins (researcher and science
writer, UK), Hannah Jane Parkinson (digital culture journalist and
writer, UK), Ippolita group (hacktivists, philosophers, and writers,
IT), Vladan Joler (SHARE Foundation director, chair of the New Media
Department, University of Novi Sad, RS), Jan Willem Wieland (Assistent
professor, Department of Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Screening of "Merchants of Doubt" (2014, 1h36min, OV), documentary
directed by Robert Kenner, based on the book "Merchants of Doubt" by
historians of science Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
The second event of the "Art & Evidence" series by Disruption Network
Lab 2016 investigates the political, social and ethical dimensions of
ignorance, manifested as different forms of what has been termed
"nonknowledge". It will shed light on how, why and when knowledge does
not come to be, disappears or is suppressed, the possible advantages and
disadvantages related to the creation or maintenance of ignorance and
doubt, and how the underlying strategies and dynamics can be unveiled
Especially in the context of the current political scenario that we are
witnessing, the study and closer look at strategies behind the
deliberate creation and spreading of ignorance has gained more
importance than ever if we want to understand the reasons for the
growing success of populist campaigns. At the same time, the creation of
doubts, suppression or selected publication of facts, and nourishing of
controversies is building a
constant background to the debates related to the discussions about
climate change, carcinogenic products, conduct and publication of
scientific research results and the role and influence of the media in it.
A program of keynote lectures, panel discussions and a film screening
will present artists, scientists, researchers and journalists who will
discuss mechanisms and reasons behind knowledge that does not come to be
or is suppressed. Discussions will center around the political,
strategic, technological, and social uses of creating ignorance in
social and everyday life through the manipulation and suppression of
facts, the creation of doubt and
uncertainty, biased reporting of the media, or even forbidden knowledge
that is too controversial, sensitive or taboo to be studied.
Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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