24 Feb 2021
17:00 - 19:00
Up/Root Democracy 4: A Seat for Nature - Reading Room
Up/Root Democracy showcases the work of researchers, artists and activists; amidst an intersection of crisis, this program delves into how systems of extraction – be it digital, mineral or intellectual etc. – can be a force for or against democratisation.
The fourth session of Up/Root Democracy takes the form of an extended reading room, which delves deeper into the themes and conversation started during session three, A Seat for Nature. The Soft Protest Digest, Anne van Leeuwen and Romy Snijders will be part of the private zoom session on the 24th of February at 17:00.
After crossing through projects as diverse as land restoration, extending rights to more-than-human entities, and re-thinking ways of living in the land through responsible cooperation and rituals, this session explores further complications. How to avoid the pitfalls of anthropomorphism and paternalism when extending representation to non-humans? What attitudes and tools should we adopt as we restore equity between non-human organisms, anthropocentric systems, and natural landscapes?
The reading room will feature speakers from previous sessions and will be held in a private Zoom chat, with limited spaces. After signing up you will receive a mail with reading materials, including excerpts from texts by Bruno Latour, Jane Bennet, and Rachel Carson.
There are limited spots for the reading room. To receive reading materials and the zoom link for the session please register: email@example.com
Up/Root Democracy 3: A Seat for Nature
The previous session was live-streamed on 3 February 2021. If you want to keep updated, please follow the Framer Framed YouTube channel.
Sissel Marie Tonn
The Soft Protest Digest
Fernando García-Dory, INLAND
Anne van Leeuwe, Embassy of the North Sea
About the series
Up/Root Democracy is a collaboration of Framer Framed and Network Democracy supported by Europe Direct. Up/Root Democracy is an online public program focused on extractive systems undermining human/non-human rights. Looking for a potential balance for legitimate, ethical and sustainable systems in the Anthropocene, we need to consider new forms of political representation, legislation and re-politicise data and technology. Up/Root Democracy showcases the work of researchers, artists and activists; amidst an intersection of crisis, this program delves into how systems of extraction – digital, mineral, etc. – can be a force for or against democratisation.
The program is shown in the run-up to the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) by writer and lawyer Radha D’Souza and visual artist Jonas Staal, which we will be presented at Framer Framed in fall 2021. In this Tribunal, human/nature rights offenses of the present will be held accountable for future generations.
Ecology / Action Research / Art and Activism /