Curating Spatio-Temporal Connection: Geological multi-proxies and becoming-with deep time -95


Connie Svabo and Line Nicolaisen

In a transdisciplinary combination of geology and curatorship, long timespans are stringed together: We describe something geological called ‘multi-proxy methodology’ – based on actual geological fieldwork that one of us has conducted in the Barents Sea – and link this with emerging ‘tidalectic’ streams in curatorial practice and research. The paper is our first joint attempt at using geological activity to design what we tentatively, existentially and metaphorically call curatorial proxies for spatio-temporal connection. Human life is embedded in cosmological, geological systems and forces. Climate change presses for systems understanding and new curatorial practices that are conscious of the culture-making potential of exhibitions and other cultural and spatial designs.

Keywords: geology, curating, multi-proxies, Donna Haraway, systemic design, tidalectics, climate change

Pre-proceedings drafts are available for RSD11 participants to review. The corresponding paper number is at the end of the title. The papers have been peer-reviewed, and the authors have made revisions. Following RSD11, authors will have a final period to revise their work from the feedback received at RSD before the proceedings are formally published.

Posted September 2022 content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or form according to the licence terms.

Suggested Citation Format (APA)

Author(s) (20XX). Article title. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSDX) Symposium.