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“The city of the future: the museum of contemporary nature”, conference and seminar by Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Date:

10/28/2019


“The city of the future: the museum of contemporary nature”, conference and seminar by Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Department of Anthropology McGill University are pleased to present the conference and the seminar by professor Emanuele Coccia, “The city of the future: the museum of contemporary nature”.

Monday October 28, 2019, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Leacock Building 738
855 rue Sherbrooke West
Montréal, QC, H3A 2T7
Conference in English
After the conference the seminar will follow:

Monday October 28, 2019, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Education Building
3700 McTavish Street
Montréal, QC, H3A 1Y2
Seminar in English

Political reflection has always separated the city from the forest, civilization from nature. In the face of the contemporary climate crisis, it is all the more urgent to rethink the very idea of the city and no longer build it in opposition to the vegetation and fauna that exist outside it. The conference and the seminars would like to imagine this new city as the equivalent for nature of what contemporary art museums have done for art. The future city should not only allow us to think and make man live as part of nature, but also think of nature as a profoundly historical reality, capable of contemporaneity.

Emanuele Coccia is Associate Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, since 2011, after being Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (2008-2011). He was invited research fellow and professor at the University of Tokyo (2009), Buenos Aires (2010), Düsseldorf (2013) and at the Columbia University (2015/2016). Among his publications: La trasparenza delle immagini. Averroè e l’averroismo (Milan 2005, Spanish translation 2008); La vie sensible (Paris 2010; translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) and Le bien dans les choses (Paris 2013; translated into Spanish and Italian; German, English and Portuguese translation forthcoming). With Giorgio Agamben he edited a comprehensive anthology of texts on angels across the Abrahamic traditions (Angeli. Ebraismo Cristianesimo Islam, Vicenza 2009).

Information

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: At 12:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Department of Anthropology McGill University

Entrance : Free


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