Postgraduate research students (PhD) at the University of Plymouth are curating and hosting an online symposium under the broad theme of multiple ecologies, diverse ontologies and ethico-onto-epistemological exchanges. The symposium will explore ways artistic research/practice-research imagines paths towards alternative visions for more just, sustainable presents and futures for our collective environments. It aims to reflect practices which are inclusive of different frames of reference and diversity in working, doing and thinking.
We are focusing on presentations which address a consciousness of ecologies as complex and entangled systems of exchange, and of ethics, being and knowledge as co-created and inseparable after Karen Barad's concept of ethico-onto-epistem-ology (Barad, 2007).
How can futures be more just, more sustainable, or, ideally, both? What can practice-research tell us about the paths to these futures?