Photo by Pieter Kers
Graham Harman (US) is Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo, where he has worked since 2000. He is a founding member of the Speculative Realism movement, and chief exponent of Object-Oriented Ontology. Harman is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award, and was ranked at #68 in the list ‘most influential figures in the international art world’ by Art Review magazine in 2014. He has written eleven books, most recently Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012), Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013), and Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Political (2014). Harman is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series published by Edinburgh University Press, and (with Bruno Latour) co-editor of the New Metaphysics book series of Open Humanities Press. doctorzamalek2.wordpress.com2015
Thursday 26 November 2015
The journey starts in Kirkenes with a keynote lecture by American philosopher Graham Harman, entitled Morton’s Hyperobjects and the Anthropocene. In the afternoon there are presentations of new commissioned works. Margrethe Pettersen (NO) created Living Land, a soundwalk that will take participants above and below ground in Kirkenes; Joris Strijbos (NL) constructed IsoScope, a major kinetic light and sound installation that interacts with its environment.