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Programme ‘24 Cosmoimaginaries
The Cosmoimaginaries online programme explores plural approaches to outer space, ecologies and technologies. Taking seriously—and playfully—that varied and creative methods expand limited and narrow definitions of communication and life.

Cosmoimaginaries works to grow relationships for outer space research across Oceania. Part of the commitment around Cosmoimaginaries is to the ecological commons, with an emphasis on free or affordable engagements that open up ideas across research with vibrant networks and varied publics through dialogues, events, workshops, exhibitions and publicly accessible research. We aim to share meetings online where we can, though there may be edits with respect to different cultural protocols for sharing local knowledge.

Yearning Earth, Magnetic Skies

Nina Czegledy and Intercreate
 Sat, 15th June, 2024
8am Sydney / 10am Aotearoa
Fri, 14th June, 2024
5pm Texas / 6pm Montreal
Online Meeting on Zoom

⋆ ⁺₊⋆ Astro-Archipelago: Outer Space imaginaries in Yogyakarta

With Irene Agrivina
 Thu, 25th April, 2024
7am Canada / 12pm Scotland / 1pm Amsterdam / 9pm Sydney / 11pm NZ
Online Meeting on Zoom

Intercreate in conversation with House of Natural Fiber (HONF) an arts, science, and technology laboratory based in Yogyakarta. HONF explores cultural imaginaries of outer space, the emerging future and the search for life beyond earth with art science and community practice.

Established in 1998, HONF emerged as a response to the social and political turmoil against the nepotism and corruption prevalent during the Suharto authoritarian dictatorship in Indonesia. HONF works with cultural imaginaries to radically reframe conversations around astro ecology, space science, space exploration and culture itself. HONF’s creative collaborations with artists, scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists and communities expand understandings of the universe by combining the “tools and ideas of science, and those of art.” Speculative creative work, and initiatives like the annual UFO festival and the ‘International SETI Conference’ of Yogyakarta, and ISSS – Indonesia Space Science Society - open alternative, imaginative frameworks for the exploration of space from the perspective of citizens.

Open systems advocate, technologist, artist and educator, Irene Agrivina is one of the founding members and current directors of HONF Irene Agrivina will present her engagements with media art, cultural imaginaries, space futures and SETI.

full info + video available on June 15th

਼  Practice as a Portal: Fresh Dialogues between Earth and Outer Space

With Willi Lempert, Daniela De Paulis and
Juan Francisco Salazar

Tue, 23rd April, 2024
7am Canada / 12pm Scotland / 1pm Amsterdam / 9pm Sydney / 11pm NZ
Online Meeting on Zoom

A dialogue exploring how imaginative practices deepen approaches to the planetary and outer space.

This conversation brings together artist Daniela De Paulis, Dr. Willi Lempert and Professor Juan Francisco Salazar to explore living connections across their research and creative work, including storytelling, scenarios, participatory practices and situated knowledges.

What kind of fresh openings do emerging practices invite? How can urgent calls to decolonise and temper the ambitious extractive energies of the new space age be addressed amidst ecological crises and multiplying conflicts?

The panelists share experimental, creative and transcultural approaches to outer space futures and the search for life beyond Earth, refreshing approaches to outer space research and SETI—the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

full info + video available on June 15th

Program 2 opening

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