»It is time to focus beyond logical systems and to utilize the potential of an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to (artistic) research in order to critically rethink the concept of ›Mutations‹ and, consequently, life.«
Mutations. A Lecture Series brings together a dynamic group of researchers, artists, thinkers, curators, and scholars. Curated by the fellows of the interdisciplinary artist residency »Mutations« at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and in cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, it is the first of several public platforms which are being developed within the scope of the program. Interconnected with the evolving digital platform, mutations.akademie-solitude.de, which will be launched at the end of March, the lecture series is both an outcome of the program and a source of knowledge for further discussion. Within the fellows’ individual backgrounds in fields such as fine arts, architecture, music, philosophy, or life sciences, the lecture series aims to contribute a transdisciplinary approach to artistic investigation.
The participating experts JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Heather Davis, Eben Kirksey, Marcia C. Castro, Natasha Ginwala, Andres Lepik, Sophia Roosth, and Brenna Bhandar represent different voices that offer a spectrum of perspectives on the concept of mutations and its multifaceted impact on social, political, and scientific structures. Following each lecture, there will be a Q & A where viewers are encouraged to join in on the discussion.
The thematic focus group »Mutations« is a cooperation between Akademie Schloss Solitude and KfW Stiftung, an independent non-profit foundation which focuses on intercultural dialogue and artistic production in the global context. The lecture series takes place within the KfW Stiftung’s Mondays102 – an event series at the Villa 102, the platform for culture and dialogue of the KfW and its foundation.