Being Ecological

with Timothy Morton

  • Debate
  • Lecture

Date: Friday 31.01.20
Time: 20:00 (doors: 19:30)
Location: KINO 1, Gouvernestraat 129-133
Admission: € 9,00 (€ 6,00 for students)
Language: English

Why is everything we think we know about ecology wrong?

On Friday January 31 De Dépendance invites philosopher Timothy Morton for a talk at the IFFR on his latest book Being Ecological. Morton, a cross-disciplinarian who has collaborated with everyone from Björk to Olafur Eliasson and has been called ‘the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene’ draws on Kant and Heidegger, popular culture, and the history of cinema to help us understand living in an age of mass extinction caused by global warming. Morton confronts the information overload of the digital era, explores a variety of current styles of being ecological and offers an invigorated approach to creating a liveable future.

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has written several influential books including Dark Ecology, Hyperobjects and Ecology without Nature, as well as numerous essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. He also co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a film about global warming with Jeff Bridges.

Moderated by Farid Tabarki.

This programme is a collaboration between De Dépendance and IFFR and kindly supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the municipality of Rotterdam.

Tickets on sale on January 8.