PROGRAMME WED 6 OCTOBER
17:00 - 18:00 Presentation Reading Group
18:30 - 21:00 Film screening 'Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival' and after talk with film director Fabrizio Terranova
Reading Group Body and Material Reinvented
By Roel Arkesteijn and Vivi Touloumidi
Starting in October 2021, Body and Material Reinvented establishes a Reading Group, which will operate as an ongoing think-tank and contribute to the critical discourse of the Academy. Specifically, it aims to further articulate the subject-matter of the research group, build its community and sharpen the research objectives on which the group wishes to focus. The Reading Group will regularly gather at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and will discuss relevant and urgent literature within its field of enquiry. The group welcomes everyone - researchers, staff, students or otherwise - who wishes to participate and be involved in its diverse activities, which will support and boost the reading process, such as screenings and scheduled field trips.
The first publication to be read as a part of the Reading Group will be Donna J. Haraway’s book 'Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene', first published by the Duke University Press in 2016.
During the Open Laboratory Weeks, the Reading Group and its future activities will be introduced by Roel Arkesteijn and Vivi Touloumidi. The introduction will be followed by the screening of Fabrizio Terranova’s film 'Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival', as well as an aftertalk with the film director.
Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
A film by Fabrizio Terranova
This 81 min film features feminist thinker Donna Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences and ideas. Best-known for her ground-breaking work on gender, cyborgs, animals and post-colonialism, Haraway is a passionate and discursive storyteller. The film is structured around a series of discussions on subjects including capitalism, science fiction, unconventional marital and sexual partnerships, the role of Catholicism in her upbringing, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-patriarchal narratives.
It is a remarkably impressive range, from a thinker with a nimble and curious mind. 'Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival' is a clever and insightful glimpse into the thought of a major contemporary figure.
We our honored that film director Fabrizio Terranova will be present for an aftertalk, and a question-and-answer.