Histoire environnementale II : symposium
Which narratives, which poetics, which history for the Earth?
These problematics have framed the different approaches to understanding fragile ecosystems, land use, and the ways in which these environments were perceived historically through poetry and prose. What are the layers of human action deposited upon the environment and its visible manifestations? How has Environmental History shifted since its emergence as a field of inquiry in the XXth century? And what is the current status of reflections, at a moment when the impact of human activity undeniably shapes the realms of the visible and the invisible?
Invited historians, poets, artists, scientists, architects and other cultural practitioners offered their unique insights through a series of talks and debates, putting forward novel hypotheses and ideas. Part of the symposium was dedicated to the work of Atelier LUMA. It was complemented by selected readings about the environment, honoring the work of pioneering artist and author Etel Adnan.