LASER Talks at Dartington - Art After The Collapse

Art After The Collapse is a provocative series of talk events at Dartington. Featuring 15 leading artists and thinkers, the series focusses on the idea that artists can point us at directions for ‘deep adaptation’ to a climate and ecological collapse that some say has already started to happen. Inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion, this series takes as its starting point the ways in which artists and thinkers are already reimagining how we can create different futures given that we may face significant tipping points. This series launches the new arts education programme at Dartington.


Rebellion After The Collapse

Panel: Farhana Yamin, Jennet Thomas, Enrique Ježik, Dougald Hine (appearing remotely)

Friday 11 October 2019, 7PM (Doors open with refreshments available)

Studio 1, SPACE, Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL, UK


Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognised environmental lawyer and climate change and development policy expert specialising in international law, disruptive legal strategies, coalition building and fundraising. She has written numerous climate related books, articles and published peer reviewed literature and consequently was nominated by the UK government as a Lead Author for three assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Jennet Thomas was co-founder of the Exploding Cinema Collective in the 1990s. She is interested in belief systems, ideas of truth, power and pleasure, and how cultural memories are re-made and distorted according to the needs of each era. She is a member of Extinction Rebellion’s London Working Arts Group.

Enrique Ježik, born in Argentina and living in Mexico City, deploys complex performance and installation works, exploring the structures and devices of power, surveillance, repression, control, and violence, using large-scale industrial machinery and other devices. These works testify to a historical period where the means of destruction and control technologies created the spaces, metaphors, devices, and paths of politics.

Dougald Hine is a writer, speaker, curator of conversations and creator of organisations. In 2009, he co-founded the Dark Mountain Project (‘changing the environmental debate in Britain and the rest of Europe’, New York Times), which grew out of a manifesto he wrote with Paul Kingsnorth. Having moved on from Dark Mountain after ten years, his current project is a school called HOME, ‘a gathering place and a learning community for those who are drawn to the work of regrowing a living culture’, created in collaboration with his partner Anna Björkman.

CHAIRS: Tracey Warr, Alan Boldon, and  Rob La Frenais


Photo: Lola Perrin




LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

October 11th, 2019 7:00 PM   through   9:30 PM
Dartington Hall
Studio 1
Totnes, DEV TQ9 6EL
United Kingdom

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