Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem Symposium Agenda(First Session)
17. Nov. 2018 (Sat)  Re-naturalizing Citizenship


Opening Remarks

Director Ping Lin; Curators Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda


Art and Theory—Post-Nature, Post-Human and Post-Colonial Entanglement and Diffraction

Keynote Speaker: Chun-Mei Chuang

Moderator: Shu-Mei Huang


15:00–15:05 Intermission

Panel Discussion: Artists Talks

- Indigenous Justice Classroom (Mayaw Biho)

- Ursula Biemann

Moderator: Shu-Mei Huang



Art, Science Fiction, Technology and Science

Keynote Speaker: Yen, Shen-Horn

Moderator: Francesco Manacorda


17:10–17:15 Break

Open Forum: Art Work as a Means of Creating Utopian Visions

- Laura Gustafsson & Terike Haapoja 

- Istanda Husungan Nabu

- Tsung-Huei Huang

- Minchien Hsu

Moderator: Wanchen Chang




Chun-Mei Chuang│Department of Sociology, Soochow University
Chuang received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York; she is currently a sociology professor at Soochow University. Her field of research includes feminist theories, sociological theories, postcolonial discourse, science and technology studies, animal studies and ecology, psychoanalysis. She also translated Donna Haraway’s Simians, Cyborgs, and Woman: The Reinvention of Nature into Chinese.


Shu-Mei Huang│Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University
Huang received her Ph.D. in the Built Environment at the University of Washington; she is currently an assistant professor at the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University. Her field of research includes Transnational urbanism, Critical Heritage Studies, Recovery planning, Carescapes, and Geographies of Care.


Mayaw Biho│Indigenous Justice Classroom, Taiwan
Born in Hualien County, Mayaw Biho spends his time on photographing and documenting Taiwanese indigenous culture. He has, to this day, not only finished more than 30 documentaries but won various film festivals and film awards. In 2012 he put himself on the ballot as lowland aborigine legislative candidate, wanting to change the unjust in-between ethnic groups.


Ursula Biemann│Artist
Ursula Biemann is an artist, writer, and video essayist based in Zurich, Switzerland. She investigates global relations under the impact of the accelerated mobility of people, resources and information. She received a doctor honoris causa in Humanities by the Swedish University Umea and the Prix Meret Oppenheim, the national art award of Switzerland.


Yen, Shen-Horn│Department of Biological Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University
Yen, Shen-Horn is an Associate Professor of biological science at National Sun Yat-Sen University who received his Ph.D. at Imperial College London. His research interests include entomological systematics, evolutionary ecology, plant and insect relationships, biomimicry and aposematism, and wildlife trade administration policies.


Laura Gustafsson & Terike Haapoja│Museum of Nonhumanity
The Museum of Nonhumanity is a collaboration project by the writer Laura Gustafsson and the visual artist Terike Haapoja. Museum of Nonhumanity is a utopian institution and an initiative for imagining future narratives. The Museum proposes a reality in which the society has moved forward from the oppressive and destructive human–animal divide.


Istanda Husungan Nabu│Indigenous Justice Classroom, Taiwan
Born in Bunun Tribe. He spends his time focusing on environmental protection and indigenous activism, using the power of practicing to speak up for his own culture.


Tsung-Huei Huei Huang│Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
Huang received her Foreign Languages and literature Ph.D. from National Taiwan University; she is currently a professor at her Alma Mater. Her field of research includes Psychoanalysis, Literature Theory, Animal Studies, Feminism, and James Joyce Studies. She focuses on issues surrounding animal protection. This October (2018), she published Animals as Mirrors.


Minchien Hsu│Taiwan Thousand Miles Trail Association
Hsu received her Law Ph.D. from Graduate Institute of National Development; she is also an adjunct professor at her Alma Mater and National Tsin Hua University and the vice president of Taiwan Thousand Miles Trail Association. Her field of research includes Ocean Policy, Ocean Governance, Ocean Government System, China Policy, NGO, Civic Society, Social Movement, Environmental Movement, and Pacifism.


Wan-Chen Chang│Graduate Institute of Museum Studies, Taipei National University of the Arts
Wan-Chen Chang is currently a Professor of the Graduate Institute of Museum Studies of the Taipei National University of the Arts, and a member of the editorial board of Museology Quarterly. She has been a board member of the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM) of ICOM, a standing board member of the Chinese Association of Museums and the chief editor of Museum and Culture. Prior to her teaching duties, she has worked at the National History Museum (Taiwan) and Taipei Fine Art Museum. She curated a number of international exhibitions, and has been conducting interdisciplinary curatorial activities ever since. Her current research interests focus on exhibition narrative theories, environmental humanities and the museum, as well as the history of the nineteenth-century Sino-French art exchange. She is the author of The Narrative Turn of Contemporary Museum Exhibition (2014), On Museology (Sur la Muséologie) (2005), and has published many academic papers in Chinese, English and French.