About

The Center for Aesthetic, Social, Technological, and Ecological Discourse (CASTED) is an interdisciplinary residency currently being developed in south-east Austria. It aims to bring together artists, designers, architects, cultural producers, thinkers, philosophers and scientists (as well as non-human participants) to reflect upon fundamental questions facing the planet. The institution is taking a posthumanist position and puts a particular emphasis on thinking the human as embedded in ecological and technological networks. It provides a forum for rethinking questions concerning human-animal relationships, ecology and agriculture, human and non-human actors, labor and automation, life and biotechnology, and the multiplicity of implications opened up through advances in technology and computer science.