landscA/Ope reading_group

(English below)

Passend zum Themenschwerpunkt „Fokus Natur“ im Programm des Ausstellungsraumes der Akademie in der Eschenbachgasse organisieren das Wiener Kollektiv adO/Aptive gemeinsam mit Carla Veltman drei Ausgaben kollektiver Readings, an denen online und unabhängig voneinander teilgenommen werden kann. Alle Texte sind in englischer Sprache und werden gemeinsam gelesen, eine Vorbereitung oder Vorkenntnisse sind nicht notwendig. Es werden Gedichte, Landschaftsbeschreibungen, Manifeste und kritische Essays gelesen.


In the frame of the show “The Use of Landscape” at the exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna xhibit, adO/Aptive, together with Carla Veltman, will host three sessions of collective readings that can be joined online and visited independently of each other. We will read all the texts together (in English), you do not need to read them beforehand.

image(i_nation): In the first session (Fr. 2.4.) we will read and think about how landscapes and nature are compressed into human-made images Then we will talk about and discuss other modes of imagining concepts of seeing and representation.

in(ter)vention: Our second meet-up (Fr. 16.4.) will be focused on human interventions in what is broadly described as “nature”. We will focus on the inventions of strategies that have been developed to deal with the ecological consequences.

in*version: Last but not least (on Fr. 30.4.) we will try to invert already existing anthropocentric, insufficient and exploitative conceptions of nature and landscapes by reading and learning from non-eurocentric epistemologies that create other versions of knowledge about nature.


𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 (applies for every session):

Meeting-ID: 871 8963 8348
Passcode: 1gii0s

(2.4., 16.04, 30.04., from 14.00 to approximately 17.00)

No registration needed, the reader will be provided in the session.


𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻:

– J.A. Baker: The Peregrine (1967)

– Yuk Hui: Recursivity and Contingency (2019)

– Reflections on the Plantationocene: A conversation with Donna Haraway & Anna Tsing (2019)

– The Architectural Review, February 2021, Issue 1478: Garden, Gardeners World (p. 6-11), Authors: Pier Vittorio Aureli + Maria Giudici

+ Further recommendation:
–The Architectural Review, February 2021, Issue 1478: Garden, The Coloniality of Planting (p. 14-17), Authors: Ros Gray + Shela Sheikh

– INTO THE WOODS, Harvard Design Magazine, No. 45 – S / S 2018, Gaming the Environment: On the Media Ecology of Public Studio (p. 92-100)

– Alison Byerly, The Uses of Landscapes: The Picturesque Aesthetic and the National Park System (p. 52-64). In: The Ecocriticism Reader: LANDMARKS IN LITERARY ECOLOGY. Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm (1996).


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