Anastasiia Raina

Liberatory Aesthetics for a Just Transition? pan­el dis­cus­sion

in Climate Futures II: Design Politics, Design Natures, Aesthetics and the Green New Deal

This pan­el is sup­posed to be about joy­ful, lib­er­a­to­ry aes­thet­ics. So what do we need to devel­op in order to advance that con­ver­sa­tion? What kind of non-white,non-Anglo,decolonial aes­thet­ics and imag­i­nar­ies are need­ed today for this polit­i­cal moment?

Beyond Biocentricity in Design & Pedagogy

in Climate Futures II: Design Politics, Design Natures, Aesthetics and the Green New Deal

Today, we will exam­ine the his­tor­i­cal and philo­soph­i­cal roots of bio­cen­trism, bio­mimicry, explore the qual­i­ty of the rela­tion­ship it pre­sup­pos­es with nature, and ques­tion its ecofriend­li­ness. We will intro­duce emerg­ing alter­na­tives to bio­mimicry and dis­cuss the chal­lenges it promis­es.