Designing a new planet. Post-Global Aesthetics
Giovanbattista Tusa
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Tomorrow, March 16th, Giovanbattista Tusa will give an open class on the subject “Designing a new planet. Post-Global Aesthetics”, within the scope of the Master in Arts of Sound and Image, at the School of Fine Arts and Design, in Caldas da Rainha. The open class will take place at EP1’s Auditorium, from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Globalization has been the fundamental invention of modernity. A spatial and temporal project, but above all a project of representation, an aesthetic project.
The seminar aims to explore the speculative possibilities of planetary, astral perspectives in the contemporary arts scene in the age of the Anthropocene. We will also investigate the emergence of new forms of agency and production capable of transforming reality and creating radical changes in the way we perceive it. They are already part of our sensory and artistic world, and therefore all discourse that aims to account for the age in which we live can no longer exclude these in-human forces with whom we coexist, and who along with us shape the experience of our time.


Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and video artist based at the Nova Institute of Philosophy of the NOVA University Lisbon in Portugal, where he coordinates the research program X-CENTRIC FUTURES. He is the author, with Alain Badiou, of The End (Polity Press, 2019). He recently co-edited Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy. Countless Lives Inhabit Us (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), PPPP. Pier Paolo Pasolini Philosopher (Mimesis International, 2022), and Dispositif. A Cartography (MIT Press, 2022). He is currently editing, with Michael Marder, Contemporanea. A Glossary for the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2023) and completing his manuscript Minima Planetaria. He is the director of the Planetary Conversations, in collaboration with The Philosophical Salon.