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Lectio magistralis on ecology, spirituality, future and art

On 13 October 2023 at 6.30 pm in their lecture at MUSE, the philosopher Timothy Morton will explore the relationship between these topics and anticipate the contents of their forthcoming book ‘Hell: In Search of a Christian Ecology’. The book, planned to be published the next Earth Day on 22 April 2024 by Columbia University Press, offers an unexpected and visionary perspective on ecological thinking.

During the lecture, artist Stefano Cagol, Bruno Kessler Foundation philosopher Paolo Costa and MUSE Research Office Deputy Director Massimo Bernardi will discuss with the philosopher.

The event is promoted within We Are the Flood project, the creative platform on climate crisis and anthropocene interactions conceived and curated by Stefano Cagol.

The event is part of Trento Scienza Grandi Eventi, the initiative conceived and proposed by MUSE in partnership with IBSA Foundation for scientific reserach and with the Autonomous Province of Trento, University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fondazione Edmund Mach and other local cultural institutions.

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Photo 1. Far Before and After Us. Golta 2022
Photo 2. Far Before and After Us. Golta 2022
Photo 3. Far Before and After Us. Golta 2022
Photo 4. The Ice Monolith. Biennale di Venezia 2013
Photo 5. The Ice Monolith. Biennale di Venezia 2013
Photo 6. The Ice Monolith. Biennale di Venezia 2013
Photo 7. Timothy Morton. 2017


Timothy Morton holds the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University and is the Director of the Cool America Foundation. They worked together with Laurie Anderson, Björk, Jennifer Walshe, Hrafnhildur Arnadottir, Sabrina Scott, Adam McKay, Jeff Bridges, Olafur Eliasson, Pharrell Williams and Justin Guariglia. Morton co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a 2018 film about global warming with Jeff Bridges. They are the author of the libretto Time Time Time of Jennifer Walshe. Morton’s books have been translated into 16 languages. In 2014 they gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory. Morton has written All Art Is Ecological (Penguin, 2021), Spacecraft (Bloomsbury, 2021), Hyposubjects: On Becoming Human (Open Humanities, 2021), Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (Verso, 2017), Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), 8 other books and 270 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food.

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Provincial System for Research and Innovation