Media - Knowledge - Education 2021: Critical Ecologies and Ecologies of Criticism

International Conference at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck (September 21-22, 2021)

  September 21 - 22 , 2021

 starting at 09:30

Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck

  Information about the location


  Information about the COVID-19 - health and safety recommendations

  Registration (until  the 15th of September)



  Conference Report (in German only)


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in 2020, including the perception of ecological crises. On the one hand, this concerns ecological dimensions of environmental damage, climate development, biodiversity and sustainability deficits of all kinds; on the other hand, it is also about metaphorical applications of the concept of ecology, when, for example, there is talk of a digital climate change, of datafication of communication ecologies, of post-democratic dynamics of political ecologies or of commercialized media ecologies in digital capitalism.

The critical dynamics of development are the cause and object of criticism in multiple ways. This concerns different forms of scientific, artistic, every-day world and journalistic critique as well as different paradigmatic orientations of neo-Marxist, phenomenological, political-activist, poststructuralist or postcolonial critique.

The conference aims at interweaving descriptions of ecological crises and their effects with critical perspectives of analysis, description and action. It is an interdisciplinary event and offers discursive spaces for theoretical reflections and normative analyses as well as spaces for practical workshops and hands-on testing of teaching and learning materials.


Martina Bachor & Sarah Panizzutti-Giuliani
tel.: +43 512 507 73600

Information about the COVID-19 - health and safety recommendations

Proof of low epidemiological risk is required for participation in the event. This can be presented in the form of a negative test result, a passed infection or a received vaccination. Gargle tests and self-tests are not accepted due to the low hit rate. Please find out here which criteria the different proofs have to fulfill and which Covid-19 measures apply to event participants at the university.  

Binding registration 

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By sending the registration I confirm that I have read and understood the Participant confirmation and hygiene recommendation.

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