Catastrophe time! How do we live in a world that we’re actively unmaking?
Institute of Advanced Studies, London, 31 January 2024, 18.00–20.00 GMT.
The UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies is pleased to present this multi-media event, film screening and discussion with Gary Zhexi Zhang, Klara Kofen, and Bahar Noorizadeh.
Amidst the weird temporalities of finance, technology and climate, reality and fiction shimmer through one another. Catastrophe Time! takes a journey through the strange weather of the present with artists, writers, physicists, economists, catastrophe modellers and financial astrologers. Through their interventions, participants pay attention to the conditions of speculative knowledge on an increasingly volatile planet. Traversing a gray zone between rigorous research and operative science fictions, they question how practices of speculation may transform, undermine, and at times exceed, the worlds they set out to model.