DRAWING OUT NATURES
Learning from/within Ecotones
Educational Experiments for a Critical Urban Pedagogy beyond Anthropocentrism
by FOTINI Takirdiki
17 June 2022
@ 5:30 PM IST
What does it entail to regard the “Ecotone“ as a pedagogical framework and an experimental field for relearning urbanism? In her talk, Fotini Takirdiki discusses the ecological concept of the Ecotone (e.g. wetlands, mangrove forests or grasslands) as a facilitator of biodiversity and a vessel for imagination as well as the educational practices that might emerge from it. She does so by connecting ideas from educational philosopher Paulo Freire and from anthropologist Gregory Bateson with own ethnographic investigations of the swamp Briesetal in North Brandenburg, Germany.
Fotini Takirdiki is a doctoral student and program curator in the field of experimental learning spaces. Her phd project “Political Ecologies of Knowledge in the Anthropocene“ is embedded at the Institute of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University of Berlin as well as at the Institute of Arts and Media at the Potsdam University. In her work she focusses on a critical exploration of knowledge production in the Anthropocene, the transformation of human-environment-relations and urban ecologies.
This is an online series. It has been co-curated and supported by Shared Ecologies program of the Shyama Foundation along with the ongoing support of Urban Centre Mumbai.
The events are free and open to everyone across the world.
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