Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18


21 Nov 2015, 7 - 11:30pm

Musée de l'Homme, Paris


photo © Stefan Beer, Blackmarket No.18, Vienne


21 Nov 2015
7 - 11:30pm


Musée de l'Homme
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
Paris,  75016
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We have entered a new, geo-historical era, in which the global environment is predominantly influenced by human activities. Yet, this is hardly understood. What does it mean to live in the anthropocene? How do we get there, and who will we be?

In the chorus of the events orchestrating and amplifying the global climate conference COP21, the Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge will play a slightly different tone. It is a place of observation and production, enabling experts and audience to take part in a series of one-on-one dialogues. Narrations, thought experiments, and exercises for daily use are offered in order to set humankind into new proportions. Experts and audience together create a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional, hallucinatory space of knowledge – invoking what might become the anthropocene.

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November 21 / Paris, Musée de l'Homme

Bring a gift* and book an expert for half an hour !

Free Entrance!

Check-in opens at 19:00

*Every blackmarket is a place for bargain and trafficking. The Musée de l'Homme, however, as a state funded institution is not allowed to facilitate any sale of any products inside or in the surroundings of the building. Therefore, the symbolic fee of one euro which is usually exchanged in Blackmarkets for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge in order to book an appointment with an expert, can´t take place in Paris. In this event we kindly then ask you, our public and our clients, to bring a gift instead. The gift is a violating provocation of the principle of exchange of commodities - but will help you to book an expert at the Check -In.

The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge is a concept conceived and developed by Hannah Hurtzig and Mobile Academy Berlin.

The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No.18 est is a co-production of Mobile Academy Berlin, Council and Cuesta, with the participation of Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Musée de l'Homme, Paris.

Supported by : Région Ile de France, CNRS, ville de Paris et UE-Fonds FEDER Interreg France-Suisse, Le Bon Coin, Suez Environnement, Nature Addicts Fund, Fondation de France, Ambassade de Slovénie.

Un projet labellisé COP 21.


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