Sept 18–19, 2020

»Sensing Environments with Care: Feminist Practices and Technologies of Embodiment«

Date: Sept 18, 2020, 11:00 Uhr

Duration: Sept 18–19, 2020

Location: Kunstverein Wagenhalle e. V., Stuttgart


Fri, Sept 18, 2020, 11 Uhr: Workshop with Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann
Sat, Sept 19, 2020, 15 Uhr: Workshop with Nerea Calvillo and Naomi Waltham-Smith

Open Weather: An image decoded from a Southbound pass of NOAA 18 at 49 degrees West on May 17th 2020 at 11-34 BST.

Akademie Schloss Solitude fellows and invited guests present a two-day series of events that explore feminist approaches to environmental sensing and the intersections between atmospheres, technologies, bodies, and data. In what ways does sensing—both embodied and technologically mediated—constitute a practice of environmental care? How do different mediums of ambient attunement, specifically sound and air, call for different ethics and activism?

Friday, September 18, 2020: Workshop with Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann

Sophie Dyer (researcher, designer, activist London/UK) and Sasha Engelmann (creative geographer, activist, London/UK) will lead a whole-day open weather workshop in which participants will explore feminist approaches to weather sensing and embodied methods for decoding satellite transmissions. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have their own DIY satellite ground station to generate unique weather images from meteorological satellites.

Number of participants is limited. Please register in advance until September 14, 2020:

Saturday, September 19, 2020: Multisensory walk with Nerea Calvillo and Naomi Waltham-Smith

Nerea Calvillo (researcher, architect, London/UK) and Naomi Waltham-Smith (philosopher, sound theorist, Warwick/UK) will guide participants in a 3-hour multisensory walk in the area around Nordbahnhof, exploring how DIY air pollution sensors and portable field recorders reconfigure embodied practices of environmental sensing, opening up a prosthetics of care.

The day will conclude with a panel discussion among all four researchers at 6 pm.

Please register in advance until September 14, 2020:


The workshops will be held in English. No prior scientific and/or technical experience or knowledge is necessary.

Initiiated by Sasha Engelmann and Naomi Waltham-Smith.

In cooperation with Kunstverein Wagenhalle e. V..

When: September 18–19, 2020
Where: Studio 3-4 (Tor 4), Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V., Innerer Nordbahnhof 1, 70191 Stuttgart