Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics


Contributed date

November 15, 2020 - 3:52am

Critical Commentary

Critical Zones was an exhibition held at ZKM Karlsruhe in 2020. The exhibiton was curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, among others, who have also edited a volume with the same title published by MIT Press in the same year. The project brought together artists, scientists and citizens to explore what they call the new landscape of our world facing climate change. Importantly for our essay here, the video installations, artworks, various texts, interactive tutorials and glossaries provide a critique of the seemingly placeless space of the Global. By foregrounding planetary limits they aim to re-territorialize the land humans and nonhumans inhabit as a network of critical zones.



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