[ISEA2022] Paper: Patrizia Costantin — Resilient Terra


Short paper, theme: Natures and Worlds:: Visualizing the Enviromental Data
Venue: CCCB, date: June 13

Keywords: Curatorial research, relationality, terraforming, geoengineering, art and technology

Resilient Terra aims to develop as a collaborative and relational project that politicizes the concept of geoengineering beyond neoliberal Anthropocene narratives and within the contexts of climate justice.

Resilient Terra is a proposal for a collective curatorial research project looking for alliances. It aims at politicizing the notion of geoengineering by bringing together a variety of artistic practices and interdisciplinary approaches that explore geoengineering within and beyond the neoliberal context. Through a relational methodology, Resilient Terra’s objective is that of engaging the wider audience with concepts of geoengineering and climate justice, in order to create a space for socio-political debate that encourages transformation and speculative thinking on multiple ‘larger’ futures.

  • Patrizia Costantin, PhD (UK/FI) is a lecturer and researcher in curating whose work investigates the curatorial as a site for knowledge production and political worldbuilding. She is particularly interested in exploring the role of curating as a relational practice for negotiating with reality, contemporaneity and the technological realm. Costantin holds a PhD in Curatorial Practice (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2019). Her thesis, machines will watch us die: a curatorial study on the contemporaneity of digital decay explored digital decay after the material turn in media studies through a postmedium approach. The project emphasized the multiple materialities and temporalities of digital technology and experimented with curatorial strategies with the aim of making visible digital decay and its contemporaneity within the context of a research exhibition. She is currently Head of Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art – ViCCA major – and Lecturer in Curating at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University, Finland. https://www.instagram.com/patti_costantin