Post-American World Symposium

Amplifier invites 250-word proposals for papers, presentations, and images including graphic design, photography, video, painting, architectural rendering, installation, and performance offering transformative and practical visions for near-future ecological governance of the world.

The non-governmental organization Amplifier invites 250-word proposals for papers, presentations, and images including graphic design, photography, video, painting, architectural rendering, installation, and performance offering transformative and practical visions for near-future ecological governance of the world.

Post-American World is tentatively scheduled to be presented August 5–7, 2022 during Summer School: Art, Education and Radical Resistance organized by ABC No Rio-in-Exile at the PS122 Gallery in Manhattan’s East Village. The event will be held in person, streamed live, distributed as a video online, and published as a book.

We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners in science, technology, the humanities, social science, economics, planning, architecture, and the arts, as well as independent researchers, activists, organizers, and members of the public to offer proposals for tools, technologies, policies, regulations, systems, concepts, and visions that will contribute to shaping another form of governance to take the place of the current one.

Proposals of 250 words or images accompanied by 100-word bios should be emailed to amplifypolicy@gmail.com by June 17, 2022. Accepted proposals will be invited to send final texts and images by July 17, 2022.

  • What principles arising from contemporary scientific knowledge, social research, technologies, worldviews, and sources of power form the intellectual basis for a new planetary system?
  • What local and universal characteristics of an alternate world-governing system will effectively perpetuate the ecological health of the world?
  • What political subjectivities and forms of self, community, citizenship, and belonging will underlie a new governing system?
  • What incentive structures, policies, regulatory environments, and institutions encourage altruistic behavior to protect common planetary interests and bring about planetary survival and well-being?
  • What existing principles and systems must be preserved and defended, and remain essential to a future form of governance?
  • What fictions, art works, disciplinary practices, visualizations, architectures, and environmental designs embody the ideas of such a future system?

About Amplifier’s World-Building Project:

Amplifier has convened a group of artists, designers, architects, cultural theorists, critics, ecologists, and thinkers to imagine a new system of hyper-local and planetary governance that makes use of contemporary technology, social research, scientific knowledge, worldviews, and assumptions. Amplifier’s mission is to employ emerging ideas, media, design, and aesthetic strategies to alter the terms of political debate, influence public policy, reconceive theoretical frameworks, promote proven tools and methods to improve local and global governance, and advance systemic reform and formation of new institutions.

About ABC No Rio’s Summer School:

Summer School: Art, Education and Radical Resistance is a collaborative project focusing on the artist’s role as activist; art as a community organizing tool; teaching as the sharing of resistant knowledge, and considerations of what constitutes success and failure. Summer School will examine how support for shared values drives alternative politics and ideas through the arts. ABC No Rio often explores new ways to organize and implement its projects. Summer School will continue this tradition of actively involving participating artists, collectives and other entities in the planning, organization, and installation of exhibitions.

Poster designed by Kristabel Wing Lam Chung

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