ART PROJECT: An Experiment on a Bird

By Svenja Schüffler

The drawings of the new project titled »An Experiment on a Bird« relate to experiments and installations of Svenja Schüffler concerning seismic risk and early warning, trying to intersect art and science. The experiments and underlying ideas are introduced at the platform Anthropocene Curriculum of Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in the form of essays at the following links: Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul // KAIROS Earthquake Early Warning Application

The drawing of the Kakadu (Cockatoo) perching at/under a concrete piece shows an important protagonist of the experiments of Svenja Schüffler. The Kakadu´s life is under threat. Continue reading “ART PROJECT: An Experiment on a Bird”

ESSAY: Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul

November 2016
By Svenja Schüffler

Published at Anthropocene Curriculum Platform of Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin HKW / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

http://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/pages/root/campus-2016/axiomatic-earth/installing-seismic-risk-of-istanbul/

Calculated surprise and torn-down slabs. An introduction to the art-science project Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul. Supported by the German Research Centre for Geoscience GFZ Potsdam and presented at the Forecast Forum, HKW 2015.

Photograph by Idris Bedirhanoglu, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey

ART PROJECT / LECTURE: Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul / HKW

August 2015
By Svenja Schüffler

As we are living in the age of construction on our planet, earthquakes will in the future have an increasing impact on poorly constructed Megacities. Those Megacities at risk represent not only a local extreme risk of lives. Instead these future disasters can have a global changing impact on politics and societies as seen in the case of Fukushima.

The project approaches the complexity of contemporary scientific forecasting and its epistemic mode of modelling and calculating future earth and human impacts. It provides insight into knowing and decision making under distinct uncertainties by different actors (facing low probabilities with high consequences). Continue reading “ART PROJECT / LECTURE: Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul / HKW”

ESSAY: KAIROS Earthquake Early Warning Application (An Instruction for turning Risk into facing your Danger)


By Svenja Schüffler
November 2016

Published at Anthropocene Curriculum Platform of Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin HKW / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Photograph by Svenja Schüffler

http://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/pages/root/campus-2016/algorithmic-intermediation-and-smartness/kairos-earthquake-early-warning-application/

There is this unpredictable moment when the underground faults start to rupture. Between the start of the cracking of the Earth and the arrival of the waves that tear through underground, until they shake everything at the surface, there is a tiny, special moment of time. Less than a Chronos [1], yet an instant that could be enriched and transformed through a knowledge beyond primal cognition and experience. A knowledge that could help you save your life, whoever you are, and wherever you might be …

ESSAY: kritisch-inflationär – Criteria of crisis – critique as process

By Gregor Kanitz

This essay is part of the book
Glossar inflationärer Begriffe, which accompanied the exhibition DIE IRREGULÄREN – ÖKONOMIEN DES ABWEICHENS at the NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin from 20|04|13 to 02|06|13. Curaters and Editors of the book are Anna Bromley, Michael Fesca, Sara Hillnhütter, Eylem Sengezer and Olga von Schubert. Continue reading “ESSAY: kritisch-inflationär – Criteria of crisis – critique as process”

LECTURE TRANSCRIPTION: Geschichten motorischer Umgebung. Junge Wilde und gefährliche Milieus

By Gregor Kanitz
Leicht überarbeiteter Vortrag am Graduiertenkolleg Topologie der Technik, TU Darmstadt vom 04.02.15

Englisch foreword
Dangerous Youth

Apart from very few examples like dangerous dares connected to alcohol, little thefts etc “youth” nowadays does not seem really hazardous or risky to mid-European societies. There are discussions about young people spending hours and hours with their mobile-phones or playing computer-games over several days, but only a few would consider this as a threat to society.

This was much different until the 1960s/70s, at least since the 19th century there was a tremendous concern about “wrong” ways of growing up and especially in metropolitan regions juvenile delinquency caused daily troubles and alarms. Continue reading “LECTURE TRANSCRIPTION: Geschichten motorischer Umgebung. Junge Wilde und gefährliche Milieus”