Philosophy lecturer and writer Mara-Daria Cojocaru ties in with themes from Yalda Afsah’s exhibition. On three dates in July, short videos on the relationship between humans and animals will be published online. By means of the contributions ANIMAL, ANIMAL LOVE and ANIMAL PAIN, Cojocaru invites the viewer to engage with the thematic complex of humans, animals and ethics.
The contribution ANIMAL LOVE deals with the topic of the care of humans towards animals from the point of view of animal ethics. Is the subject of animal love a precondition of the scientific study of animals? To what extent can one speak of an emphatic intertwining of humans?
14.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL
21.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL LOVE
28.7. 6 p.m.: ANIMAL PAIN
is a poet and lecturer in philosophy. In her research she devotes herself above all to questions of animal ethics and politics. Cojocaru is a private lecturer at the HFPH Munich, a Fellow at the international People Animals & Nature (PANworks) think tank and currently teaches at Karl-Franzens University Graz. She has received several awards for her writing activities, including the German Prize for Nature Writing (2021), the Mondsee Poetry Prize (2021), and the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize in the “Literature” category (2017). Mara-Daria Cojocaru is the author of numerous volumes of poetry as well as scholarly publications, including Menschen und andere Tiere. Plädoyer für eine leidenschaftliche Ethik (wbg Academic, 2021); the poetry collection Buch der Bestimmungen (Schöffling & Co, 2021); and Anstelle einer Unterwerfung, Gedichte (aswell published by Schöffling & Co, 2016).