Emil Flatø is a doctoral researcher working on the origins of scientific thinking about the future of climate change with human causes. This means reading a lot of faxes and machine-typed reports written by men with sideburns and thick glasses in the early 1970s: experts in “socio-technical engineering”, “system dynamics”, communications, planning and computer modeling. These men spoke with newfound confidence about the future of the Earth, the limits to growth, and the dangers of playing with the weather. They pioneered new alliances between military, government, industry and the academy.
Erich Berger is an artist, curator and cultural worker based in Helsinki Finland. His focus is on the intersection of art, science and technology with a critical take on how they transform society and the world at large. Throughout his practice he has explored the materiality of information, and information and technology as artistic material.
Eva-Maria Lopez is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher working in Karlsruhe and Paris. After receiving her master’s degree in agriculture, she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Based on this double educational background, her artwork is focused on issues relating to nature, society and the environment.
Researcher and campaigner for Re:Common since 2017, he works on campaigns
against fossil fuels, especially coal and gas, and has carried out field research,
particularly in Latin America, on the socio-environmental impacts of extractive
industries and large infrastructures. Graduated in communications studies, he has
been a political activist in support of farmers' movements for years.
Has studied at the academy of applied art, department of ”visual communication” founded by Peter Weibel. Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same academy until 1992. At the technical university of graz he was lecturing at the departure ”institut fuer baukunst” - ”communication theory”.
FRAUD (Audrey Samson and Francisco Gallardo) is a métis duo of critical spatial practitioners, which develops forms of art-led enquiry that examine the financialisation of nature through extractive data practices. Somerset House Studios alumni, the duo has been awarded the State of Lower Saxony – HBK Braunschweig Fellowship (2019-20), the King’s College Cultural Institute Grant (2018), and has been commissioned by Fiskars Village (2020) and the Cockayne Foundation (2018).
Hagen Kopp is a co-founder of WatchTheMed Alarm Phone in 2014, a 24/7 hotline for people in distress at sea. In 2020 this transnational grass root project is carried by about 200 members from many cities all over Europe and North-Africa. In 2018 he initiated with Alarm Phone the Palermo Charter Platform Process for corridors of solidarity „from the sea to the cities“. In 2019 he helped to organize the transborder summer camp in France, which brought together about 500 activists in a strong transnational composition.
Heath Bunting has exhibited, performed and taught internationally for over 25 years, founder of irational.org. In his current work, The Status Project, uses artificial intelligence to search for artificial life in both societal and natural systems. http://status.irational.org/
Heath regularly runs artist's training workshops in artist resilience. http://irational.org/heath/out-door_survival/
Heavy Lifting is Lucy writing confused live code in a different dimension. For fans of woodworking and mischievous minor deities. Her album Thanks for Watching is out now on Chicago netlabel pan y rosas discos. Songs about weddings, karaoke, getting your head chopped off, the cyclops Polyphemus, bad housemates and lost property.