Terror On Tour 2018
12:00 - 19:00
Terror On Tour 2018: Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather... Wish You Were Here
Terror On Tour is an international network of interdisciplinary scholars and artists whose research engages with the interstices of terror, travel, tourism, mobility and migration. After three successful conferences - at the University of Roehampton, UK (2015), the University of Chichester, UK (2016) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2017) –Terror on Tour 2018 seeks to further cross physical, conceptual, and disciplinary borders in an event convened at HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design.
Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather... Wish You Were Here proposes a conceptual consideration of terror and travel in dialogue with climate concerns. Terror and touring in all forms are irreducible to the so-called Anthropocene: as the stable, mild climate state of the Holocene recedes, change is imposed under looming threats of extinction and disaster. Increased tourism adds more carbon dioxide to the problems, even as one new climate refugee is displaced every second. While scholars rethink longstanding assumptions about progress, history and the human, entrepreneurs develop new niches in dark, disaster, misery and extinction tourism. Meanwhile, activists call for slowing and de-growth, residents of Venice and Barcelona organize anti-tourist protests, whilst proposed airport expansions provoke militant citizen resistance (such as ZAD in France).