On Renata's contribution
1001 scenarios for a troubled Earth
60 years ago, in 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. This Eruption caused an albedo effect that lowered average global temperatures by 0.5°. Tyszczuk explores the need for multiple scenarios that rehearse the world and all its possible futures. This is not about resisting change or future-proofing, but instead about creating more humble futures of coexistence and refuge in response to planetary turbulence and unsettlement. Methodologically, Tyszczuk will review geoengineering scenarios via an archive of micro biospheres miniature planet B’s.
Some background on Renata
The School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK
Renata Tyszczuk holds the Chair in Architectural Humanities at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is an academic and artist whose work explores questions concerning global environmental change and provisionality. She has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2013 – 2014) for work in this area, which led to the monograph Provisional Cities: Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2018). For her current research project on Collective Scenarios she has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2019 – 2022). She convenes Culture and Climate Change, a framework for projects and initiatives that explore the cultural dimensions of climate change.
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