Lecture 11.05.22, 7PM Saloon Entry: Free

Lydia Kallipoliti, Friedrich von Borries

Designing Climate Security

Forum Stadtpark – Center for Security Security revisited

Since awareness of the rapid changes in global climate conditions permeated the dominant political discourse, climate has been discussed as an essential aspect of societal security for the future. Yet, this discourse fails to recognize that the capitalist economic system is incompatible with the goals of an effective and equitable climate policy. Conventional approaches to the problem range from halfhearted reforms designed to realize the faded promise of “green capitalism” and techno-futuristic concepts of planetary geo-engineering. The socio-spatial ramifications of these strategies, as well as alternatives to them, are the focus of the second event in the series Security Revisited (Sicherheit wieder sprechen).

Hybrid event in physical space with online participation of invited speakers
Lectures in English

Online stream

The insecurity currently being experienced calls for new interpretations that differ from the conservative discourse on security as well as from a defensive, a priori rejection of the very notion of security on the part of contemporary left. This ubiquitous sense of insecurity, which has been brought about by precarious living conditions and grim prospects for the future, shall be embedded in the context of shared care and transnational solidarity. In the framework of the lecture series Security Revisited, the Section for Architecture and the Section for Social Politics at the Forum Stadtpark have invited critical and emancipatory positions to discuss infrastructures of (in)security and outline possibilities for a new politics of care.

Designing Climate Security

Speakers

Designing Climate Security

Lydia Kallipoliti, Friedrich von Borries

Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, and scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology, and environmental politics. She is Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. She has also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, Columbia University, and Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited widely, including the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Shenzhen Biennial, the Onassis Cultural Center, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. She is the author of The Architecture of Closed Worlds. Or, What is the Power of Shit (Lars Muller, 2018) and co-curator of the Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2022.

Friedrich von Borries is an architect, curator, author, and Professor for Design Theory at Hamburg University of Fine Arts. He studied architecture at Berlin University of the Arts, the ISA St. Luc Bruxelles and Karlsruhe Institute of Techology, where he received a Ph.D. in 2004. He has curated several major exhibitions including Updating Germany (German Contribution to the XI. Venice Architectural Biennal, 2008), Klimakapseln (2010), the Design Display Series (2015-2019), and Politics of Design, Design of Politics (2018-2019). His publications include Klimakapseln (Suhrkamp, 2010), RLF (Suhrkamp, 2013), and Weltentwerfen (Suhrkamp, 2016).