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Nerea Calvillo: Feminist Sensing to Land in Aeropolis

02 March 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: The Cooper Union, Zoom / Online
7 E 7th Street
New York

This event will be conducted through Zoom. Please register in advance. Zoom account registration is required.


Aeropolis is a conceptual, methodological and discursive framework to think about air pollution as a material, situated, embodied and socio-technical assemblage. Drawing on feminist and queer literature, the concept of “attuned sensing” challenges what counts as evidence in toxic regimes, who does the sensing and what exactly is being sensed. “Attuned sensing” will be put to work through experimental interventions developed at C+ arquitectas and the collaborative project In The Air, to multiply the spaces of intervention in and within our polluted world.


The presentation will be followed by a conversation and Q & A moderated by Benjamin Aranda.


Nerea Calvillo’s research explores the material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution at the intersection between architecture, feminist studies of technoscience, new materialisms and queer political ecologies. Calvillo established the architecture firm C+arquitectas, based in Madrid and London, and initiated in 2008 the collaborative research project In the Air, to explore different forms of sensing air pollution. Her work has been published and exhibited in international venues, like the Royal Academy of Arts (UK), Canadian Centre for Architecture (CA), Laboral Centro de Arte y Produccion Industrial (SP) or the Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago de Chile (CH). Calvillo is an associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (University of Warwick) and is currently working on the manuscript of Aeropolis.


This event is free and open to the public.