6 August, 14.00–15.00 CET

The Posthumanities Hub, submerged at ART LAB GNESTA
– Trailer for the stream Feminist Posthumanities – More-than-human Arts and Multispecies Futures

Signe Johannessen and Art Lab Gnesta.

To whet your apetite for the many affordances of feminist posthumanities and multispecies futures and the more-than-human arts – collected under of the streams of this conference in 2021 – this trailer will take you on a journey via Art Lab Gnesta. Here you will get to know some of the people and projects of The Posthumanities Hub. You get to meet artists, archeologist, feminist philosophers and environmental humanities people like Signe Johannessen, Christina Fredengren, Janna Holmstedt, Marietta Radomska and Cecilia Åsberg. 

Prepare to submerge, and visit exposures that catalyse and cultivate a range of stories on thinking, eating and socializing for multispecies futures together with The Posthumanities Hub, and …

Cecilia Åsberg  is KTH Guest Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Full Professor and chair of Gender, nature, culture at Linköping University. She is also Founding Director of The Posthumanities Hub (inaugurated in 2008, a research group of feminist environmental/medical/techno- and multispecies humanities), The Seed Box, the MISTRA-Formas funded Swedish-international Environmental Humanities Programme,  and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre at Ludvig Maximilian University in Munich. Recent publications appear in Ecocene: Cappadochia Journal of Environmental Humanities, Niin & Näin, Art As We Don’t Know It, and special theme Toxic Embodiment in Environmental Humanities​.

Janna Holmstedt is a Swedish artist and researcher, part of the research group the Posthumanities Hub and research engineer at KTH. She investigates listening as a situated practice, the cultivation of care and environmental attention, and composition in the expanded field of genre-disobedient art practices. She holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Umeå University and Lund University, Sweden. Her current research revolves around the “voice” of the more-than-human, soil as collaborator and living environment, the allotment movement, maize as companion, and (im)possible multispecies futures. 

Signe Johannessen‘s work revolves around an interest of the notion of life, power structures and its ethical dilemmas. Her work interrogates the human need of domination, and our anthropocentric relationship with – and portrayal of – other species. Looking at history, as well as the interpretations of nature and social constructions the work discusses what it means to be human. She studied at Oslo National College of the Arts and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. She is one of the founders and artistic directors of Art Lab Gnesta, a self-organized collaborative practice and Institution in the country-side, south of Stockholm. Art Lab Gnesta engages in experimental connections between art and society. She is currently guest lecturing at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and working towards a series of exhibitions at Ystad konstmuseum, Accelerator (Stockholm), Oslo kunstforening and with Laboratory for Aesthetics and ecology in Copenhagen.

Christina Fredengren is Docent/Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University and Head of Research at the National Historical Museums of Sweden. She is senior strategic advisor of the The Posthumanities Hub (inaugurated in 2008, a research group of feminist environmental/medical/techno- and multispecies humanities) and member of The Seed Box, the MISTRA-Formas funded Swedish-international Environmental Humanities Programme,  and founder of Stockholm University Environmental Humanities Network and Doctoral School in the Environmental Humanities at SU. Recent publications deals with topics of heritage and the environmental humanities, deep time, sacrifice and the nature of the in-humane.​ https://www.su.se/english/profiles/chfr5774-1.192929

Marietta Radomska is a Postdoc at Linköping University, Sweden (Gender Studies) and University of Helsinki, Finland (Art History). She is the Co-director of The Posthumanities Hub; founder of The Eco- and Bioart Research Network; founding member of Queer Death Studies Network and International Network for ECOcritical and DECOlonial Research. Radomska is a philosopher and posthumanities scholar, and has published in Australian Feminist Studies, Somatechnics, and Women, Gender & Research, among others. Web: https://mariettaradomska.com/