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Conversations among ruins

Which myths are needed?

Open conversation with Mafe Moscoso and Mª Antònia Martí Escayol

Courses and workshops + Debate

The myth of Anthropos revolves around the hero figure. In apocalyptic stories or those where redeemers are protagonists, the remaining actors are mere props, obstacles, means for the hero to achieve his goals. In these times of urgency, we need broader stories, narratives about the earth, stories of earthlings where life and death intertwine in non-human temporality and space.

In this session, we will talk with anthropologist, independent researcher and migrant Mafe Moscoso and environmental historian and science-fiction writer Maria Antònia Martí Escayol about other myths narrated with the mixed languages of art, history and speculative fabulation: how long, with who and how is life for a tree, a fly, a plastic bag? How can we perceive human lives as unique, diverse, intertwined with each other and with non-human beings, living and dead, visible and invisible, mortal and extinct? How do we re-write the battle zone that is the past? What is the place for speculative fabulation and science fiction in the construction of other myths and other cosmogonies? What worlds will surface from other understandings of life and death on the planet?

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