Licht Luft Scheisse - Archaeologies of Sustainability Hg. / Eds.: Sandra Bartoli, Silvan Linden, Florian Wüst
The ecological question is not new. Over a hundred years ago, conceptual models and practices were developed in reaction to increasing industrialization and urbanization, which still resonate with our current ideas of sustainability. These approaches reflected not only a systematic understanding of the interactions between humans and the environment, and between nature and technology, but also the growing awareness of a modernity that is depriving itself of the basis of life. The exhibition catalog Archaeologies of Sustainability includes 171 contributions of images, documents, texts, and artworks from the last two centuries, which were shown at the nGbK during summer and autumn 2019.
Sandra Bartoli, Silvan Linden, and Florian Wüst are co-editors of the books Licht Luft Scheisse - Archaeologies of Sustainability and Licht Luft Scheisse - Über Natur (adocs Hamburg 2020). These publications are the outcome of a research project exploring an environmental history of architecture started in 2014 by Bartoli, Linden, and Wüst. In 2019 two homonymous exhibitions were curated by the trio, taking place in Berlin at the Botanical Garden Museum and the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst in 2019. The project was financed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Lotto Stiftung.