Ce cycle de rendez-vous multidisciplinaires propose un manuel de (sur)vie à la crise écologique à laquelle nous sommes confronté·e·s. Après une entrée en matière dans les histoires de l’Anthropocène, il décline, en invitant des artistes, des chercheur·euse·s et des activistes, les stratégies possibles pour repenser notre relation à notre environnement.
Climate and environmental disasters are profoundly changing our living environments, while also undermining our certainties and enjoining us to reconnect with the world—we are neither a species apart nor the centre of life on earth. An era is emerging in which there are no more heroes and our roles are up for renegotiation, a mutant period of retooling that requires a radical approach to change our modes of existence, form new alliances and withstand the monster of growth devouring everything in its sight.
Refusing to succumb to catastrophe-induced paralysis, La Gaîté Lyrique is initiating a new multidisciplinary cycle from February to June 2019 that channels collective joy and offers lines of research, practical perspectives and conceptual pathways to exiting the crisis. Artists, researchers and activists at the crossroads of different forms and disciplines have been invited to share their imaginative ideas and vision for taking the time to feel, think and act, despite the urgency of the catastrophes that lie before us.
Following the opening event on the narratives and policies of the Anthropocene, each subsequent session will examine a strategy that redefines our roles and our very existence, to repair devastated areas and prevent future disasters, decolonise knowledge and practices, coexist with other terrestrials, and learn to live with and in the wake of catastrophe.