Re-thinking Planetary Practices
Arts Catalyst’s programme is guided by artistic and curatorial research. We are committed to questioning the ways in which knowledge is produced and shared and seek to expand the functions, uses and possibilities of a cultural organisation in times of ongoing structural crisis.
Through transdisciplinary collective inquiries, we want to engage with existing complexities and entanglements that shape social and environmental (in)justices on both a local and planetary scale. Over the next five years, our programme will delve into: climate and environmental justice, infrastructures of health and care, the politics of extraction and migration, and the weaponisation of technology.
Alongside our research, we are developing a lexicon of key terms that acts as a way of introducing and providing clarity for models of artistic and curatorial practice, research, and ways of thinking. To compile a lexicon is never a neutral action: it implies a process of translation, accumulation and extraction of meaning informed by specific experience and intention. Initiated by Arts Catalyst, this lexicon of key terms is a growing resource developed in conversation with and shaped by our programme collaborators, bringing together perspectives from artists, curators, scientists and communities. Key terms related to our research can be found within our research pages, linked in the left-hand panel on this page.