Date: 31 January 2020
On Friday January 31 De Dépendance invites philosopher Timothy Morton for a talk at 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.
In collaboration with IFFR
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.
Farid Tabarki is the founding director of Studio Zeitgeist, which researches the Dutch, European and global zeitgeist. Farid presented the parliamentary election edition of MTV Coolpolitics and television program Dare to Think, from Socrates to Sartre. He’s also a member of various supervisory boards and committees, among others the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Mediamatic.