Alexa Färber at the Department of European Ethnology is leading the „PECCK“ project.

Description: In the anthropological research project PECCK, Alexa Färber and her team problematize the effects of the climate budget regime on climate change knowledge. For this purpose, they take up the demand of the recent Austrian Climate Referendum for a Climate Court of Audit and bring it into being as a real fiction. In workshops, performances and short films, the research project uses methods of pre-enactment to investigate the production of climate change knowledge before and while it becomes part of democratic legislative processes.

Through a variety of research and publication formats, the investigators contribute to the formation of climate change knowledge by shaping future imaginaries and exploring the options for societal responses to the climate crisis. By employing the real fiction of the Climate Court of Audit, they aim at expanding and substantiating the multimodal repertoire of anthropology and implementing the methodology of pre-enactment into the anthropology of knowledge.

Collaborators: Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Studio Klimawandelwissen

Duration: 4 years (01.01.2020 – 31.12.204)