Reflections on Earth’s mirror, a workshop about imaging the Earth and future-based scenarios
First image captured of a black hole

Reflections on Earth’s mirror, a workshop about imaging the Earth and future-based scenarios

Face-to-face workshop. Saturday, March 19, as part of the sixth edition of DONE.

Led by artist and researcher Luiza Crosman, Reflections On Earth’s Mirror is a one-day workshop about the imaging apparatus that represent and produce different versions of the same planet, and its consequences on both our present and our future.

The once synonymous words globe, world and planet are not interchangeable anymore. While planet relates to the astrophysical object, globe and world relate to our human experience. The chasm that separates them are exemplified in the current multi-crisis we have been experiencing in politics, climate, economy and in our epistemological frameworks.

During the workshop Crosman will share insights on her research and offer the participants a set of image records that are used to understand the Earth, such as the famous “Blue Marble” photograph, the Westphalian geopolitical map or climate prevision graphs.

The participants will be asked to choose one (or bring their own) and unpack the visions and scenarios that are subtly tied to it, brainstorm, and finally develop a short, visual presentation of a speculative future-based scenario departing from the chosen image record. Which planet have those images records built? What kind of infrastructure does this scenario require? What are its governance models?
Crosman will guide the participants through a better understanding of different, material world-views, link them to geological aspects of the Earth, and suggest possible frameworks for future action.


WHEN: March 19, 2022 from 11 am to 6 pm. Lunch will be provided by the organization.

WHERE: In-person at the Foto Colectania Foundation (Passeig Picasso 14, Barcelona).

PRICE: 20 € (including lunch) ; 15 € for Foto Colectania members and students of our Associated Schools
EASD | Escola Superior d'Art i Disseny Serra i Abella,
F.D. Fotodesign School | School of Photography and Fashion Styling, Fundació Collserola, GrisArt | International School of Photography of Barcelona, Idep | Escuela Superior de Imagen y Diseño, IEFC | Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya,
Institute 8, LCI Barcelona and CITM - Centre de la Imatge i la Tecnologia Multimèdia.

CAPACITY: 8-10 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

LANGUAGE: the workshop will be taught in English, but basic support will be provided in Spanish/Catalan/Brazilian/Portuguese for non-English speakers.

REGISTRATION: you can register by email to
Please be sure to include your full name or nickname and a way to easily contact you (e.g. your phone number or chat user), as well as a short text explaining your reasons for attending the workshop.

This activity is part of the 6th edition of DONE, a project on creation and visual thinking promoted by Foto Colectania with the collaboration of the Fundación Banc Sabadell and with the support of the Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales y el Libro del Ministerio de Cultura.