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Most influential people in 2020 in the contemporary artworld


Feral Atlas

Artist Collective - Collective research project charting the anthropocene

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Photo: Anna Tsing

Feral Atlas is a five-year curatorial project by Anna L. Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena and Feifei Zhou, involving a collective of over 100 scientists, humanists and artists who seek to examine the ‘un-designed effects of human infrastructures’ and which has culminated with the recent release of the interactive digital platform Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene. The platform – a playful, political and poetic attempt to draw our attention to the formation of ‘feral’ dynamics (ecologies that have been encouraged by human-built infrastructures but have developed and spread beyond human control) – combines imaginative mapping systems with scientific findings and artistic representation. While Feral Atlas featured in the 2018 Istanbul Biennial and last year’s Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the Atlas online suggests some of the power of putting diverse thinkers and makers from around the globe on a platform that goes beyond the usual limitations of physical place and intellectual disciplines – a form of networked collaboration that may be key to grasping the age of the Anthropocene and our current ecological crisis.

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