Call for Participation: School of Commons. Learning Environment and Research Nucleus (LEARN)

Playful and Poetic. Creative Responses to Technology 

Organizers: Jessica Sequeira and Jörg Sternagel (ZHdK)

What can creative responses to technology look like? How can technology’s focus on ideas with application be embraced, rather than rejected? Does a sense of play offer a possibility, a way to begin thinking? What kind of thinking are we talking about, and where might this thinking take place? Can our own experiences become an origin that allows us to perform philosophy? A performative philosophy might not be exclusively about technology, but about our being-in-the-world, one in which technology plays a part but one we have initiated, from which we can also begin to think about being-in-landscape, about senses of existence. A poetic approach can verge on play: We might engage in telling experiences, finding examples, reflecting on concepts and expressions, and considering the functional and the dysfunctional. Our LEARN focuses on questions like these and works on approaches in our technological age that will develop in a poetic form, open to ludic reflection.

Reading material for the LEARN will be provided via email two weeks in advance of the event. 

To participate in the LEARN, please write an email to both Jessica Sequeira (jessica . sequeira [at] gmail . com) and Jörg Sternagel (Joerg . Sternagel [at] zhdk . ch) providing short info on your background and affiliation. Since the LEARN is limited to 20 participants, acceptance will be organized on a first write, first admission basis! The call is open from Friday, July 5th 2019, 08.00 am to Tueday July 9th 2019, 08.00 pm Zurich time. If you are accepted, you will hear back from us by Monday, July 15th 2019, 01.00 pm Zurich time. 


Thursday, Nov. 14th 2019 | Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Toni Areal, 10.15 am to 08.30 pm

Friday, Nov. 15th 2019 | Flumserberg, 08.30 am to 5.00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 16th 2019  | Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Toni Areal, 10.15 am to 1.00 pm


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