Toxic Climates: Earth, people, movement, media

Michael Haldrup, Roskilde University
Kristine Samson, Roskilde University
Madeleine Kate McGowan, Other Story, Copenhagen



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Michael Haldrup, Professor (WSR) in Visual Culture and Performance Design, Roskilde University. Numerous publications on visual methodologies, mobilities and performance among others the co-authored books Tourism, Performance and the Everyday (Routledge 2010) and Performing Tourist Places (Ashgate 2003). Recent work includes research on materiality and visual culture as well as cultural institutions and citizenship (see Visiting Scholar at Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, 2007. Currently working on various “speculative” approaches to performance and design including the project on Queering Mythographies (with D. Makisimov) consisting of performance interventions relating to the material heritage of antiquity (e. g. “Queering the Museum, Copenhagen, August 2019), speculative explorations of ‘dark ecologies’ as well as research into acts of citizenship.

Kristine Samson, PhD. Ass. Professor in Visual Culture and Performance Design, Roskilde University.  Renowned urbanist and recurrent participant in the public debate on urban planning and transformation. Has written extensively on informal and tactical urbanism, spatially performed citizenship and performative urban cultures. Visiting scholar at Columbia School of Architecture and Planning 2009, and Performative Urbanism, Lab for Spatial, Social, and Scenographic Experimentation, Concordia University, Montreal, 2018. She is engaged in the cross-disciplinary research project, Affects, Interfaces, Events with a subproject on Evental Urbanism and is currently working on ecology, coexistence and ‘reparative futures’. Her curatorial work includes several performative events including Fluid Sounds for PSi – Performance Studies International, Copenhagen, 2015.

Madeleine Kate McGowan (DK / IE) Cand. IT, (ITU), BA in Visual Culture (KU) & Performance Design, RU. Lecturer, filmmaker and performance artist. Founder of Other Story (2015), a prizewinning ongoing documentary project, comprised of short films presenting personal stories in a world of monumental change. Through McGowan’s filmwork and performance work, she seeks to open encounters with the more-than-human and the complexities of the climate crisis. She is an active public speaker in several countries and her films and performance work has been widely featured across the world, such as ARoS - Aarhus Kunstmuseum (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Danish House in Palestine,  Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK), BFI - British Film Institute (UK), Oaxaca Filmfest (MEX), HAL Atelierhaus Leipzig (D), Souriyat Centre (Jordan), Nivaagaards Malerisamling (DK), The Royal Danish Theatre and the National Museum of Denmark.


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