Swiss Institute
New York, New York

To support Energies: A Symposium, a two-day interdisciplinary event to accompany the group exhibition Energies (working title) at the Swiss Institute (SI) and nearby partner organizations. The symposium focuses on the historical and contemporary dimensions of energy, including discussions on community, ecology, social issues, and geopolitics, inspired by the story of a rooftop windmill installed during the 1973 oil crisis at 519 E 11th St. in New York. By looking at the ways art and energy intersect, this symposium, bringing together artists, academics, architects, activists, and broader audiences, examines colonial legacies, ancestral technologies, nonhuman communities, extractivism, geopolitics, Indigeneity, agriculture, and urban politics. The symposium will be live-streamed. The edited final cut will be featured on the SI website, and a climate-friendly publication will be produced and distributed globally. 

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