Folding Horizons

“Folding Horizons” is a talk series focusing on complexifying coordinates for futurity and survival. In climates of ongoing emergencies and exceptionalisms (ecological, political, social, technological), what strategies and narratives have positioned themselves as urgent, inevitable, or have taken up significant real estate in the imagination? What complexities are elided in those master plans? We wish to bring transnational (re)agents into the picture to counter the consistently messaged narrative of political exceptionalism and and selective emergencies beyond the borders of exhausted and necropolitical nation-states.

We invite artists, researchers, writers, activists to share their reparative, reclamatory, and reframing devices, actions, resonances that propose alternative addresses to dismantling inequity and precarity (ecological, social, political).

The series of talks is framed as a relay, to emphasise on the rhythms of exchanges, continuity, and ongoingness -- of phenomena, territory, work across time and space, groups and individuals.

Folding Horizons is supported by Goethe-Institut. 

Folding Horizons: a conversation with Hong Kong Artist Union
22 July 2020 8.30pm-10.30pm UTC+8

Folding Horizons: a conversation with Independent Publishers from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur
15 August 2020 3.30pm-5.30pm UTC+8

Folding Horizons: a conversation with Lausan
16 October 2020 8.00pm-11.00pm PT 
17 October 2020 11.00am-1.00pm UTC+8
Documentation: English
Documentation: Cantonese

Folding Horizons: a conversation with Leah Horgan on smart cities, surveillance, and data-driven governance
5 December 2020 11.00am-1.00pm SGT 
4 December 2020 7.00pm-9.00pm PST