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Hannah Schmedes: The Im:permeable Sieve: Following Gendered Imaginaries of Containers and Leaks
The Im:permeable Sieve: Following Gendered Imaginaries of Containers and Leaks
(p. 241 – 258)

Hannah Schmedes

The Im:permeable Sieve: Following Gendered Imaginaries of Containers and Leaks

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  • cultural critic
  • digital media
  • economics
  • capitalism
  • art
  • ecology
  • digital culture

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Hannah Schmedes

works at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (ZeM). She completed her BA in Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Leuphana University Lüneburg and her MA in Media Studies at the University of Potsdam with a thesis on “Containing: Leaks. A research on figures of the porous.” Schmedes’ key research focuses on feminist science studies, media culture history, anthropology and infrastructure, as well as their gender-specific metaphorization. She organizes feminist writing workshops on Wikipedia’s publishing and interface policies. Recent publications include “A Laboratory for Living Off-World: Re-narrating Biosphere 2,” in Earth and Beyond in Tumultuous Times, ed. Réka Gal and Petra Löffler (Lüneburg: meson press, 2021).
Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.

 

With contributions by: Ursula Biemann, Martin Doll, Katerina Genidogan, Sebastian Kirsch, Esther Leslie, Annie McClanahan, Maryse Ouellet, Malte Fabian Rauch, Hannah Schmedes, Yannick Schütte, Christian Schwinghammer, Jacob Soule, Yvonne Volkart, Beny Wagner, Stefan Yong.

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