SUPERHUMANITY TALKS at e-flux
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30pm
Join Superhumanity editors Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Mark Wigley along with special guests Lucia Allais, Rubén Gallo, Brooke Holmes, Andrés Jaque, Lydia Kallipoliti, Spyros Papapetros, Martha Rosler, and Mabel O. Wilson for a series of presentations and conversations.
Drawing from “The Obligation to Self-Design” (e-flux journal 0), a text by Boris Groys in which a genealogy of design is traced from the design of the soul and the design of the self to "the design of life as a whole," Superhumanity responds to the theme of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial—Are We Human?—by engaging with and departing from the concept of the “self.” Superhumanity aims to explore and challenge our understanding of “design” by probing the idea that we are and always have been continuously reshaped by the artifacts we shape, to which we ask: who designed the lives we live today? What are the forms of life we inhabit, and what new forms are currently being designed? Where are the sites, and what are the techniques, to design others?