Program

Preparation

Ahead of your time at NAHR Ecopoetry Workshop, we will ask that you read a list of texts, which we will send you via email. We hope that the group’s common grounding in some of ecopoetry’s most important ideas will improve the quality of our discussions.

Writers and thinkers we’ll engage with will include: Caroline Bergval, Simone White, Brian Teare, Ceclia Vicuña, Jennifer Scappettone, Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, Achille Mbembe, Isabelle Stengers, Hito Steyerl, Catherine Malabou, and many others.

All readings and discussion will take place in English, but we welcome work in translation and otherwise across languages.

We are excited to have the opportunity to bring together artists and theorists actively engaged in their own work in this field. This creates the potential for important collaborations and the generation of collective ideas. But we will also provide space for each individual to work through their existent projects.

Photo of a micro-land art installation at Ecopoetry Workshop 2019.

Workshop Outline

At this stage, the outline for the workshop goes: ‘one day on, one day off’. ‘On’ days will involve optional morning mindfulness practice, group discussions on the theme or focus for the day, and a possible excursion. ‘Off’ days will involve the optional morning mindfulness practice and free-space to explore your own work, group work, or the environment at your leisure.

There will be the option to eat together, but only a few meals will be planned in advance. We want to encourage collegiality, but will not regiment it.

Daily Schedule

MONDAY JULY 6: You arrive at Soggiorno Mazzoleni // 6pm: Introduction, Orientation, Meal.

TUESDAY JULY 7: On day: Theme: The Human/Animal Divide.

WEDNESDAY JULY 8: Open. 

THURSDAY JULY 9: On day: Theme: The Beastly Text.

FRIDAY JULY 10: Open.

SATURDAY JULY 11: On day: Theme: Animal Languages and Communication.

SUNDAY JULY 12: Open + Halfway Point Presentation + Feedback

MONDAY JULY 13: Theme: Tracking the Subtle & Disappearing Animal.

TUESDAY JULY 14: Open.

WEDNESDAY JULY 15: Theme: Eco-Habitation: Adaptations to Climate Change.

THURSDAY JULY 16: Open.
 
FRIDAY JULY 17: Theme: Animal Logics: The Economic Migration from Cow to Cheese.

SATURDAY JULY 18: Open and Print Day: for the construction of any final projects. Space for furious rendering of work and notes taken.

SUNDAY JULY 19: 6pm: Exhibition/Reading/Celebration. 

MONDAY JULY 20: Leave the Valley. 

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