THREE ECOLOGIES Böhler & Granzer: Félix Guattari; Nikolaus Gansterer: Atmospheres and Contingent Agencies



Nikolaus Gansterer , Arno Böhler , Valerie, Susanne


  • 21 March 2023– Wien, Österreich, Volkstheater, Wien, Österreich (Rote Bar)


Lecture, performance


In the face of environmental destruction and species extinction, the French philosopher and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari demanded in his seminal writing The Three Ecologies (1989) that an ecological revolution must take place on three levels simultaneously: It must transform man's relationship to the environment and social space, but it must also call for a mental revolution of consciousness and thus develop aesthetic resistance to capitalism and ecocide. The Philosophical Institute of the University of Vienna will hold five lecture units open to the public in the Rote Bar in the lecture series on Three Ecologies in cooperation with the Volkstheater Wien. In these 5 units, philosopher Arno Böhler together with artists Nikolaus Gansterer, Claudia Bosse, Brigitte Wilfing, Susanne Valerie Granzer and media philosopher Shomo Choudhury will analyse artistic practices that are on their way to ecosophies and that defend themselves against the dilution of the term "ecology". On the 21st of March Böhler & Granzer will introduce into the work of Félix Guattari and Nikolaus Gansterer will talk about the artistic research project (funded by FWF/ PEEK) "Contingent Agencies" on the emergence of atmospheres. Admission is free.

Title of Event



Arno Böhler , Granzer, Susanne

Activity List



  • Wien, Österreich
  • Vienna
  • Austria
  • Volkstheater, Wien, Österreich
  • Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1
  • 1070 Wien
  • Österreich
Published By: Nikolaus Gansterer | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 14 February 2024, 18:16 | Edit Date: 14 February 2024, 18:16