Talks

Ruins of the Twentieth Century

Listen now: Exploring the cultural remains of the recent past, and imagine what it means to inhabit the ruins of the future

The traditional ruin is an aesthetic compromise between nature and artifice — it embodies the moment when nature begins to reclaim what man has made. This discussion explores the artistic, architectural and cultural remains of the recent past, and imagine what it means to inhabit the ruins of the future.

Participants:
Svetlana Boym (Artist and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University)
Steven Connor (Writer and Cultural Critic)
Susan Hiller (Artist)
Jeremy Millar (Artist and Curator)
Chair: Brian Dillon (Writer and Critic)