Sunday, April 29, 5pm
Please RSVP, space limited
Conversation #1: The Multispecies Salon: Gleanings from a Para-Site
This event will be the first in a series of three conversations hosted by Eben Kirksey, Proteus Gowanus Anthropologist-In-Residence, of The Multispecies Salon. The conversations will orbit around three interrelated questions:
Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are brought into schemes of biotechnology and dreams of biocapitalism? And finally in the aftermath of disasters—in blasted landscapes that have been transformed by multiple catastrophes—what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?
A series of essays, works in progress by Eben Kirksey, will be precirculated in advance to ground these conversations.
Sunday, April 29th, 5-6:30: ”Multispecies Salon: Gleanings from a Para-Site” (10 pp)
Sunday, May 6, 5-6:30: ”Hope in Blasted Landscapes” (30 pp)
Sunday, May 13, 5-6:30: ”Life in the Age of Biotechnology” (30 pp)
Please RSVP for to secure a spot in the discussion and copies of the
essays. Space is limited.