Virtual opening of the exhibition: Critical Zones Observatories for Earthly Politics May 22nd

Posted: May 11, 2020

The thought exhibition »Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics« about the critical situation of the earth falls through the Corona crisis into a critical time. A new earth policy also requires a new exhibition policy: We are broadcasting!
The growing exhibition at the ZKM will be combined with a digital exhibition that will also be rising steadily. The museum will become a »home museum« with a virtual accompanying program.
On May 22, 2020 from 7 pm, the exhibition will open with a streaming festival lasting several days, which will span the weekend of May 22–24, 2020. The program will consist of streamed guided tours through the virtual space as well as through the real, but not public exhibition, and will include interviews and lectures.
The so-called »critical zone« refers to the thin layer that makes life on Earth possible - 15 kilometers up, 15 into the earth's interior. By extending the geochemical term »critical zone« to a critical, participatory relationship of ourselves in our life-world, Bruno Latour reminds us of what Alexander von Humboldt already knew: »Everything is interaction!«
We are very much looking forward to meeting you in virtual space on all channels when we open our exhibition together and celebrate, think, speak and listen jointly for a whole weekend, until 24.05.2020.
We cordially invite you to the virtual exhibition opening on May 22, 2020 at 7 pm!
A book will be soon available at MIT Press-ZKM Critical Zones The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth
And hopefully the real exhibition will not only be open for good in 3D but accessible from abroad! Covid 19 willing...