May 19, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
European Cultural Centre
Strada Nuova – 4391 Campo Santi Apostoli
30121 Venice, Italy
The call for transpecies design proposes that humans, as co-denizens of a shared planet, must shift from an anthropocentric mindset in exchange for a worldview in service of the earth’s magnificent biodiversity. Some of our neighbors are known and familiar, such as plants, birds, and bees. Others, like microbes and subterranean organisms, remain abstract and easily overlooked. Through design we have an opportunity and responsibility to improve not only the quality of human lives, but also those of our symbiotic neighbors, both big and small. Through design, we can acknowledge the damage our predecessors have inflicted upon the earth by restoring and revitalizing damaged environments, leaning on and learning from nature’s own incredible designs. The transpecies design symposium will explore various approaches on how to realize and put to work transpecies design principles.
All Transpecies Design Symposium participants will be invited to attend the opening of the Transpecies Design exhibit and the ECC Space, Time, Existence exhibition opening at Palazzo Bembo, 5:30 p.m.,
May 19. Due to the popularity of the event, the symposium is only taking information for its waitlist.
10:00 am – Welcome
From humpback whale songs to interaction with them
12:30 pm – Refreshments
Why does the Future lie in “l’avenir“? The Philosophy of Warnings
European Culture Center
Riva del Carbon, 30124