Field_Notes -The Heavens 2019

SECOND ORDER group

Heather

hosted by Ewen Chardronnet

The second order group will have a different working model then the rest. It will be composed of philosophers, theorists, independent researchers and other suitable practitioners. Their work will be twofold, on the one hand, they do research on the rest of the groups, and at the other hand, they will act as discursive agents introducing critical perspectives in order to go over traditional research boundaries, methods and practices. The second order will foster non-academic approaches in order to go over the viewpoints one tend to adopt by default. They will for instance take inspiration from anthropological perspectivism, as well as from situated knowledge and decolonial methodologies such as counter-poetics and epistemic disobedience, in order to give other groups tools to challenge the dominant regimes of Sky and Space instituted since the birth of aeronautics and aerospace.

Ewen Chardronnet is an artist, author, journalist, project manager and curator from France. He’s editor in chief of the web magazine Makery.info and writes about citizen science, hacker/maker culture and art&science collaborations. Ewen Chardronnet is currently coordinating the ArtLabo art&science residency and pedagogical engineering program for the PING association in collaboration with the M3 Laboratory of the Roscoff Marine Station in Brittany, France. In 2016 he released a book on the history of the foundation of the American space program between 1935 and 1955 (Mojave Epiphanie, Inculte, march 2016). Ewen Chardronnet is co-founder of the Laboratory Planet collective&journal (laboratoryplanet.org) and of the Aliens in Green project (aliensingreen.eu). https://www.ewenchardronnet.com/