Eco Art: Brazil and Germany and the Invention of Nature
Flavia Scoz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
'Eco Art: Brazil and Germany and the Invention of Nature' proposes a reflection on the differences between the Global South and North, focusing on the relationship established between nature and culture. This reflection will mainly analyze Brazilian and German artistic practices related to the concept of Eco Art in order to suggest that the concept of nature can also be culturally constructed. What, after all, do we mean when we talk about nature? The project will last 8 weeks, with weekly 3-hour meetings. It is divided between readings, debates, lectures with guest researchers and visits to research centers and laboratories of artistic practices based in Berlin that are dedicated to themes related to the project. The course is available to students from all fields of knowledge and researchers interested in Eco Art practices, Nature and Culture, Feminist Theories, Decolonialism and Indigenous Art Projects. There are no prerequisites.