PRATT SESSIONS 18: JUSTIN BRICE GUARIGLIA + ARIANE LOURIE-HARRISON + TIMOTHY MORTON
From Donald Ketteler
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Guariglia, Lourie Harrison and Morton each contend with issues of climate change and ecology in ways that are both explicitly bound to their respective disciplines (philosophy, fine art and architecture) while also sharing overlapping interests in the areas of post-humanism and post-naturalism. What brings them together in the final Pratt Session this Fall are the ways in which their separate works transform perceptions of scale and—more specifically—cracks open our understandings and assumptions about the relationship between subject and object, human and nature. Morton’s “WE ARE THE ASTEROID” (the subtitle of the event) being a case in point. As they are equally provocative and profound intellects and talents, we anticipate the session and discussion will curb stereotypical notions of sustainability giving way to the frameworks and concepts through which these three creative thinkers from their differing disciplines engrain the medium of “nature” into the material fabric of their work.