Death by Landscape

Monday 17 April 2023, 17:00-18:30
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entry: free
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Elvia Wilk will be joining us from New York via Zoom. The Q&A will be moderated by Alice Bucknell

Who owns the future landscape? What does the future landscape currently look like, and how can it be envisioned differently? New York author Elvia Wilk will present her book Death by Landscape. This event is organized in collaboration with Alice Bucknell and the Berlage Institute for Architecture and Urban Design at TU Delft. Part of the public program of Positions: Elsewheres.

Elvia Wilk latest book, Death by Landscape, is a constellation of essays that considers the kinds of narratives that will help us rethink our human perspective toward Earth. The book begins as an exploration of the role of fiction today and becomes a deep interrogation of the writing process and the self. She examines creative works across time and genre in order to break down binaries between dystopia and utopia, real and imagined, self and world.

Elvia Wilk is a writer living in New York. Her debut novel, Oval, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel prize and was described in the New Yorker as a "finely observed dystopian mirror" about the future of Berlin. She contributes to publications like The New York Review of Books, The Nation, The Atlantic, Granta, n+1, Bookforum, Artforum, and Frieze, and is a contributing editor at e-flux journal.

This event is part of the exhibition Positions: Elsewheres (on view until 2 July), which presents the work of The Hague-based artists engaging with fragmented sites, landscapes, and plots outside of the exhibition space.

This event is open to all and free of charge. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite.

Public Program 'Positions: Elsewheres'
photo: design: Mary Ponomareva
'Death by Landscape' by Elvia Wilk
Elvia Wilk
Public Program 'Positions: Elsewheres'
photo: design: Mary Ponomareva