Biotoopia

The second Biotoopia Talks was focused on the topic of possible birth and beginning of music in Mesolithic and art’s possbile connections to large jumps in humaninities development in it’s early stages. The discussion was held by two students Aurora Ruus and Gregor Kulla with three music academics — Liisa Hirsch, Toomas Siitan, Taavi Kerikmäe.

Biotoopia Talks @ Von Krahl
Time: 2 hours
Other: Discussion is in Estonian language. Discussion was also broadcasted to Biotoopia’s Facebook page on 22nd March 2022.

The Talks are supported by Tallinn Culture and Sports Department. The National Foundation of Civil Society supports the development of the Biotoopia community.

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The third Biotoopia Talks was focused on the topic of posthumanist aesthetics. The discussion was moderated by galerist and curator Lilian Hiob and artist Urmas Lüüs with two participators — art student Valdek Laur and performance artist Jette-Loona Hermanis. Their discussion focused on posthumanist relationship between nature, technology, art and human being.

Biotoopia Talks @ Von Krahl
Time: 1 hour and 45minutes
Other: Discussion is in Estonian language. Discussion was also broadcasted to Biotoopia’s Facebook page on 25th May 2022.

The Talks are supported by Tallinn Culture and Sports Department. The National Foundation of Civil Society supports the development of the Biotoopia community.

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There is a problem with well-being. It seems natural to try to raise wellbeing both individually and collectively. We want to express our power of existence in as many ways as possible. Yet, if material resources are considered, returns from them tend to diminish: while there is a good initial correlation between material resources and the subjective happiness of an individual or a society, this correlation tends to dampen.

Lecture from Biotoopia 2021
Time: 28 minutes

Margus Ott (1975) got his PhD in philosophy at Tallinn University in 2014. He has published several books in Estonian and has translated Spinoza, Leibniz, Bergson, Deleuze, as well as Chinese authors, such as Zhuangzi. In addition to Tallinn and Tartu, he has studied and done research in Bologna, Paris, Nanjing, Vienna, Taipei, and Xiamen.

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Biotoopia

Biotoopia

A forum of connecting art, science and posthumanist ethics for close encounters with terrestrial life forms