Agenda

Public events and other activities happening at, around, or in collaboration with the CML.

13–25
Apr / May
Disclosures

Solo exhibition of artist and CML researcher Solveig Qu Suess.

Past
04
Apr
The Fire and The Song

Screening of Scenes of Extraction and director Sanaz Sohrabi in conversation with artist Nadim Choufi.

15
Mar
Queer AI

Join the MAKE/SENSE PhD program for a discussion on Gender Stereotypes and Inclusivity in Artificial Intelligence.

12
Mar
All That Remains

Join us for a conversation on concepts of space, land use, materiality, and culture that often inscribe and reiterate colonial techniques through the extractivist infrastructures that they mobilize.

06
Mar
Experimenting with Publics

On Exhibitions as Inventions and Interventions. With guest Michael Guggenheim.

04–05
Mar
Data Management Planning

A two-day workshop critically exploring and re-imagining a particular document in research processes – the data management plan.

29
Feb
Michelle Williams Gamaker
19
Feb
Critical FAIRness
13
Feb
Talk on Critical FAIRness at Love Data Week 2024

Patrizia Munforte will give a talk on “Critical FAIRness”: Open Science in Practice-Based Research in Art and Design. Free to join online.

07
Feb
More than a Feeling

Heavy Processing Methods for Trans- Feminist and Queer Research. With T.L. Cowan and Jas Rault.

31–03
Jan / Feb
transmediale festival

We are continuing to partner with transmediale festival Berlin for the 2024 edition.⁠ Find members of IXDM throughout the programme and many of us around the festival.

22
Jan
Critical FAIRness
19
Jan
Open House

Special info events for prospective students during the annual Open House of HGK Basel.

2023
19
Dec
Critical FAIRness
14
Dec
The Fire and The Song #3

Screening of A State in a State & director Tekla Aslanishvili in conversation with Evelina Gambino.

13
Dec
Expanding Histories of Resilience

With Yoko Akama and Tania Messell.

12–14
Dec
CML Lab Days

Our seasonal meetup for extensive exchanges among researchers, students and guests. Join us for our Colloquium on Wednesday and the screening series “The Fire and The Song” on Thursday.

11
Dec
Isadora Neves Marques

Talk and screening with Isadora Neves Marques, hosted by the MAKE/SENSE PhD programme.

11
Dec
Double Book Launch

Public launch of two open access books, Plants by Numbers and Technologies of Care.

11
Dec
TRANSVERSE: Nishat Awan

Keynote lecture by Nishat Awan, Professor of Architecture & Visual Culture at UCL Urban Laboratory, discussing the transversal writing practices of Topological Atlas.

11
Dec
Transverse & Timetravel

Annual Research Day at HGK Basel, themed around writing practices in design & artistic research. A day of provocative joyful workshops, talks, performances, book launches, tender reading & exchange. Open to all.

01
Dec
Dear Earth, Day

One-day symposium on ways of living on and with the Earth, organised by IXDM HyperWerk.

30
Nov
Cancelled: The Fire and The Song #2

Screening of Scenes of Extraction, with director Sanaz Sohrabi.

16
Nov
The Fire and The Song #1

Screening of A Darkness Shimmering in the Light & director Liu Yujia in conversation with Mia Yu.

15
Nov
HGK Info Event

Info day for prospective students. Get to know our degree programmes BA Process Design and MA Transversal Design.

14
Nov
Planetary Ecologies: A Geological Commons?

Special session of Planetary Ecologies, a hybrid discussion group on planetary networks, critical environmentalisms, and intersectional metabolics.

07–09
Nov
Territory | Communities | Commodities

A 3-day workshop with Sonandes platform from Bolivia on art-based research practices in neo-extractivism, sacredness and deep listening.

01
Nov
Towards Critical Sound Studies: Dreaming/Listening

Colloquium session on a critical approach to listening and the use of sonic practices as a tool for nurturing political imagination, featuring guests Bint Mbareh and Tatiana Heuman.

11
Oct
Making Research Public

With Therese Keogh & Chris Salter.

04
Oct
Offshore Turbidities: Mist the Boat

A conversation around sites of environmental and social ‘offshore-ness’, the governance of shorelines and theories of ‘turbidity’. With guests Harun Morrison and Therese Keogh.

23–24
Sep
Energy Crafting: Grow you own solar cell

Two day worksession to collectively research energy crafting for a regenerative present.

21
Sep
sonic formations — fourth note (a sketch)

Talk and discussion with Kabelo Malatsie, director of Kunsthalle Bern.

20
Sep
Info-Event NEXT

Get to know our BA & MA study programmes. Info event for prospective students during the NEXT GENERATION 2023 diploma exhibition at HGK Basel.

16
Sep
Teaching the Algorithm to Feed Us

Panel on speculative infrastructures for care- and commoning-based urban futures at HackThePromise Festival Basel.

03–17
Sep
Extended Ecologies

Exhibition of experimental XR works at Medrar Cairo by participants of the Extended Ecologies Production Lab.

28–03
Aug / Sep
The Listening Academy Basel

Continuing education programme on listening as a creative and critical practice.

21–25
Aug
Decolonizing Digital Archives

Continuing education programme on post-digital and decolonizing practices in archival contexts.

19–09
Jul / Aug
Hot Brine

Femke Snelting and Peter Westenberg join CML for a speculative research residency on geothermal-energy.

11–17
Jul
Teaching the Radical Catalogue – A Syllabus

CML invited artist Eva Weinmayr as Artist in Residence.

12
Jun
Uses and perceptions of spaces on Campus

Guest lecture by Griselda Flesler about the case study of the University of Buenos Aires from a gender and affective perspective.

10
Jun
There are No Clean Lines at the Edge

Public talk and discussion with Zeenath Hasan from TheDirt and Regenerative Energy Communities.

10–22
Jun / Sep
Energy Giveaway at the Humuspunk Library

Exhibition at Awareness in Art (AIA) gallery Zurich, curated by Regenerative Energy Communities.

07
Jun
A Useful Archive

On the design of archival interfaces and questions of access and activation of digital collections. With guest Lozana Rossenova.

30
May
On the possibility of planetary intimacy

Special Session of the Planetary Ecologies Discussion Group, with Martin Savransky.

30
May
Planetary Quilombo: 
Infrastructures of Sociality on an Unstable Earth

A public talk by Martin Savransky.

03
May
Deep-Sea Ports and Network Fleets

Data, Water, and Other Imaginaries. With Vanessa Graf and guest Tung-Hui Hu.

26
Apr
SARN General Assembly

CML to host members of the Swiss Artistic Research Network for the annual assembly.

26
Apr
From South Africa’s Mines to NASA’s Skylab

On models and concepts of life in extreme environments. With guest Megan Eardley.

19
Apr
Online info event

Get an overview of the continuing education offers at HGK Basel, like our summer workshops Decolonizing Digital Archives and The Listening Academy Basel.

18
Apr
Rare Earth / Militant Research

Join us for a work in progress presentation by IXDM Researchers in Residence Cassandra Troyan & Fred Carter.

05
Apr
Audio Leakage live

Evening of live sound performances of members of the Audio Leakage Community and guests.

05
Apr
Audio Leakage

With Audio Leakage Community (Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Bojana Knežević, Franziska Windisch, David Helbich, Yati Durant).

08
Mar
Researching in Two Acts

Colloquium session with artist researchers Elly Clarke and Clareese Hill, hosted by Helen V. Pritchard.

08
Mar
Counter Cloud Action Day

Join the International Trans★Feminist Digital Depletion Strike. On this day, we will try to withhold from using, feeding, or caring for The Big Tech Cloud. List of activities and local actions.

14–15
Feb
XR Research Lab #2: Migration
07–08
Feb
XR Research Lab #1: Ecologies
01–05
Feb
transmediale festival Berlin
23–27
Jan
Decolonizing Digital Archives

One-week continuing education workshop on post-digital and decolonizing practices in archival contexts.

20
Jan
Open House

Visit us on campus or online during the HGK Open House and register for the info slots to learn more about our BA and MA study programs.

14
Jan
Dividing

Collective work meeting of the Dividing project contributors. Open to interested students and researchers.

2022
14
Dec
IXDM Inaugural Lectures

Join us for a joyous evening with the inaugural lectures of Helen V. Pritchard, Viktor Bedö, and Budhaditya Chattopadhyay.

13
Dec
Volumetric Regimes: So-called plants

Book launch with editors Jara Rocha & Femke Snelting and guest Joëlle Bitton.

12
Dec
Screening with Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner

The filmmakers will present their films A Demonstration (2020) and Constant (2022). Followed by a discussion the next morning, Tuesday, 13 December.

12–15
Dec
CML Lab Days

Our annual lab meetup with screening & discussion, book launch, lectures, workshops and more.

30
Nov
Online info event

Learn more about our winter workshop Decolonizing Digital Archives and other offers in the continuing education program in art & design of HGK.

16
Nov
Info event for our study programs

Register for one of the info sessions about the BA Process Design at HyperWerk or the MA Experimental Design. On-site in Basel or online.

06
Nov
Stadt*Natur entdecken

Aesthetic stroll through the neighborhood in conversation with researchers from urban ecology, media art, and open space design of the project Mitwelten.

02
Nov
Energy – Extraction, Exhaustion, Depression

Colloquium session hosted by Anastasia Kubrak & Johannes Bruder, with guest Cara New Daggett.

27
Oct
Networking Video

One-day symposium on local video networks and practices. With lectures, screening and panel discussion.

28
Sep
living in the future of others

Colloquium session, screening and discussion with Solveig Qu Suess, henry bradley and Blanca Pujals.

21
Sep
Online Q&A – MA Experimental Design

The MA Masterstudio Experimental Design cordially invites you to a Q & A about the course. With Susanna Hertrich & Johannes Bruder.

21
Sep
Info event for our study programs

During the diploma exhibition NEXT GENERATION 2022, prospective students can find out more about our MA Experimental Design or the BA Process Design at HyperWerk.

01
Jul
Metabolic Integrity, Metabolic Aesthetics, Metabolic Privilege

The roots, arts, and repercussions of energy and material exchanges, those that allow for the existence of life and nonlife.
With Desiree Förster.

03
Jun
Pluriversality

Many worlds radically coexisting within a decolonization of ecologies: thinking and feeling at a planetary scale through indigenous wisdom and Southern Hemisphere futurisms.
With Budhaditya Chattopadhyay.

01
Jun
Instituting Dissent

Anti-racist practices and activism in the academy. Colloquium session hosted by Johannes Bruder, with guest Nelly Y. Pinkrah.

25
May
Making Meaning. Research Through Tool Design

Keynote lecture by Irene Posch. Part of the Teaching Artistic Strategies Symposium.

24
May
ARCHIPEDAGOGY

Un-Islanding Artistic Research and its Education

Keynote lecture by Glenn Loughran. Part of the Teaching Artistic Strategies Symposium.

23
May
Practicing Research as Consciousness Raising

On Disruption, Mending, and Care

Keynote lecture by Elke Krasny. Part of the Teaching Artistic Strategies Symposium.

20
May
The Nature of Spectacle

Making, Marketing, and Managing Nature. With Jim Igoe.

15
May
Apply for the MA Experimental Design

Come study with us and apply for the new MA program starting this fall semester in collaboration with HyperWerk. Apply until May 15. Read more about the program.

06
May
Intersectional Apocalypse

Climate justice or why the end of the world already happened in many places.

04
May
Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly, PhD student at University of Basel, discusses her research on Incels and other forms of radicalization narratives in online misogynist movements.

22
Apr
Humans, Machines and Labour

An evening with short B/W films and reading of “Calculation and Division of Labour” by Lorraine Daston. Organised by basel.codes.

15
Apr
Environmental Blockchain

Interactions between digital contracts, currencies, hardwares, ecological governance and ecologies.

14
Apr
Carbolytics

A Conversation with Joana Moll and Matthew Fuller. Part of the MAKE/SENSE PhD public program.

01
Apr
Planetary Ecologies 2022

Opening session, introduction and discussion of how we would like to proceed.

31
Mar
Call for the MAKE/SENSE PhD program

We welcome applications from candidates from all art, design and related fields. Apply by March 31. Read more on the MAKE/SENSE website.

2021
23–25
Nov
CML Lab Days

Our annual days of focussed exchanges at the Lab. With topical sessions among the CML team and collective sessions with our colleagues and students from HyperWerk.

13
Oct
Critical Publishing Lab

Lucie Kolb will introduce and discuss a new initiative at the lab on critical publishing.

29
Sep
Introducing Visualizing the Virus

The team of Visualizing the Virus will introduce the concept and design of the project and discuss possible future directions.

30–01
Aug / Sep
Team Retreat

After months of mostly remote work, we’re starting to re-gather people and energies at our lab space in Basel.

25–26
Jun
Epistemologien der Sensorsysteme

Within the project Paradigms of Ubiquitous Computing, in cooperation with the I:IMSK at University Regensburg.

17–18
Jun
Times of Waste – Handling Matter

In collaboration with the cluster Matters of Activity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Museum of Decorative Arts Berlin.

16
Jun
Helen V. Pritchard

The underground is no longer (or never was) the exclusive realm of technocrats or geophysics experts

04–05
Jun
Theorie und Praxis der Maschinenkünste im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert

Prozesse – Medien – Kreativität

19
May
Amit S. Rai

Decolonising Attention in Jugaad Logistics

21
Apr
Alexander Campolo

Visualization: Concept and Technique

10
Mar
Huiying Ng

Re-membering agroecological futures in heterogeneous landscapes: assembling scenes