Recommended reading on Empathy
Hillside Projects recommended readings 2021
Photo credits: SEA Foundation
April – June 2021
This recommended reading list is part of SEA Foundations’ art and sustainability program in the fold 01 on Empathy
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The library is open for reading
by appointment only from 12 – 4 pm
Thursday – Saturday
The group size is maximised
to 2 persons at the same time.
The library and the study room are located on the first floor. Unfortunately, there is no access for disabled persons
Publications on Empathy
For fold #01, our ambassador, the post-disciplinary artist Mari Keski-Korsu has selected six publications that are connected either to her artistic practice or to the fold’s theme: empathy. Additionally, the artist duo Hillside Projects has published a reading list for those interested in the theoretical ideas underlying the duo’s current exhibition THEY WHO WERE at SEA Foundation. Finally, under ‘further reading’ you can find related publications that are recommended by our team members.
Mari Keski-Korsu recommended reading
Kaijser, Anna, and Annica Kronsel. “Climate Change through the Lens of Intersectionality.” Environmental Politics 23, no. 3 (2014): 417-433.
Powys Whyte, Kyle. “On the role of traditional ecological knowledge as a collaborative concept: a philosophical study.” Ecological Processes 2, no. 7 (2013).
Bird-David, Nurit. “Tribal metaphorization of human-nature relatedness: A comparative analysis. In Anthropological Perspectives on Environmentalism, edited by Kay Milton, 112-125. Association of Social Anthropologists Monograph Series. London: Routledge, 1993.
Singer, Tania. “The neuronal basis and ontogeny of empathy and mind reading: Review of literature and implications for future research.” Neurosci Biobehav Rev 30, no. 6 (2006): 855-863. Generally Singer’s work is worth checking out.
Neimanis, Astrida. “Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water.” In Undutiful Daughters: Mobilizing Future Concepts, Bodies and Subjectivities in Feminist Thought and Practice, edited by Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni, and Fanny Söderbäck, 85-99. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Hribal, Jason. “‘Animals are part of the working class’: a challenge to labor history.” Labor History 44, no. 2 (2003): 435-453.
Hillside Projects recommended reading
Roy, Arundhati. AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. Paperback. New York: Penguin Books Ltd., 2020.
Coetzee, John Maxwell. The Lives of Animals. Paperback. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Heise, Ursula. Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species. Paperback. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Roy, Arundhati. Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2014.
Van Dooren, Thom. Vulture. Paperback. London: Reaktion Books, 2011.
Serres, Michel. The Natural Contract. Hardcover. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 1995.
Berger, John. Why Look at animals. New York: Penguin Books Ltd., 2009.
Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Mastery of Love : A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship, A Toltec Wisdom Book. San Rafael: Amber-Allen Publishing, 1999.
Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. Hardcover. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Gulzar. Autumn Moon. Paperback. Calcutta: Rupa Publications, 2006.
Haraway, Donna. Manifestly Haraway. Hardcover. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
Puig de La Bellacasa, Maria. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
Bloom, Paul. Against Empathy – The Case for Rational Compassion. New York: Ecco Press, 2016.
de Waal, Frans. The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society. New York: Harmony Books, 2009.
Krznaric, Roman. Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It. New York: Penguin Random House, 2014.
Solnit, Rebecca. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2016 .
Reading group I with Mari Keski-Korsu
We read: Neimanis, Astrida. “Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water.” In Undutiful Daughters: Mobilizing Future Concepts, Bodies and Subjectivities in Feminist Thought and Practice, edited by Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni, and Fanny Söderbäck, 85-99. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Reading group II with Katarina Jazbec
We read: Marques, Pedro. “Mimetic Traps; Forests, Images, Worlds.” In Intercalations 04: The Word for World Is Still Forest, edited by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, 21-39. Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and K. Verlag, 2017.
Reading group III with Sheng-Wen Lo
We read: Steinbeck, John. “The Snake.” In The Long Valley, edited by John Steinbeck, 49-60. New York: Viking Press, 1938.
Other folds in the programme
Each fold has a separate list with suggested reading.
fold #05 on Awakening
August 2022 – November 2022
Recommended reading on Awakening (on display in the gallery)
fold #04 on No Hurry
March 2022 – July 2022
Recommended reading on No Hurry (on display in the gallery)
fold #03 on Happiness
November 2021 – February 2022
Recommended reading on Happiness (on display in the gallery)
fold #02 on Commons
July – October 2021
Recommended reading on Commons (on display in the gallery)