From a Living Exhibition to the DMZ

November 24th, 2020

Space for studying Anthropocene-related changes can occur intentionally, through institutions and other projects, but it can just as easily occur by accident.

These two case studies, presented during The Shape of a Practice, exemplify how both intentional and accidental spaces create the areas in which Anthropocene-related research happens. Artists Jahnavi Phalkey and Madhshree Kamak, from Science Gallery Bengaluru, India, discuss their creation of sites that intentionally expand boundaries of research in order to facilitate important conversations. Focusing on a less-intentional space, political ecologist Myung-Ae Choi discusses her research at the site of an accidental conservation zone that has emerged in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea.