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In Dialogue about Earth Indices. With Christopher Wierling and Alice Cannava

Earth Indices. Processing the Anthropocene, is an exhibition by Giulia Bruno & Armin Linke commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It explores the scientific and social conditions producing the new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Christopher Wierling invited Alice Cannava and myself as guests to this public guided tour, to offer alternative concepts to the Anthropocene and to share possibilities of reading this exhibition from the perspectives of school children and teenagers.

This guided exhibition tour was part of S.O.S. – Schools of Sustainability at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, September 22, 2022.

Workshop “Anthropozän & ich” / Haus der Kulturen der Welt

At the S.O.S. – Schools of Sustainability closing congress, Alice Cannava and I, hosted the “Anthropozän & ich” workshop for 20 kids, who worked for more than a year in artistic school projects related to climate, fungi, microplastic or kin instead of cars. With the S.O.S. school kids as experts, we gathered ingredients for non-linear stories (“Kuddelmuddelgeschichten”) in the Earth Indices – Processing the Anthropocene exhibition by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke. What is the brown stuff? And how much does the Haus der Kulturen der Welt cost? The workshop participants chose their own ingredients interweaving their personal story in this new geological epoch. Transformed into drawings and sculptures, the children and teenager crafted a pop-up exhibition featuring algae, plastic, arctic football, witches and many more astonishing anthropocene agents.

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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #41 – Inbetweenery – in collaboration with La Intermundial Holobiente & Zabriskie

How does an ant perceive the smell of compost? This could be one of the more-than-human stories gathered in “The Book of the Ten Thousand Things” created for documenta15 by La Intermundial Holobiente. “Inbetweenery” is the proposal by artist Claudia Fontes, philosopher Paula Fleisner, and writer Pablo M. Ruiz to translate “intermundial” into English.

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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #40 – Anniversary Session: Five Years of Reading Together

When we started reading together in June 2017, we wouldn’t have expected such a commitment – from ourselves as hosts or from you as participants. We feel very lucky to have grown together into a Between Us and Nature community. This alone is a beautiful gift. For our fifth anniversary we invite you to bring a text – maybe written by yourself – that you feel is most connected to the Reading Club.

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Oil Palm Research at Elia Nurvista’s Open Studio at the Jan van Eyck Academie

Jan van Eyck participant Elia Nurvista connects her installation to the ongoing collective research around the Oil Palm with Michelle Lai, Sina Ribak, and Yoeri Guépin. At the jve Open Studio, we offered a Forest Field Recording Sound Experience, a Collective Reading, and a Music Listening Session with the intention to weave conversations around and between palm oil across the globe. The ongoing research is an attempt to understand the multilayered processes of this global commodity.

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Walking as Possible Dialogues

Join members of Chocó communities, people from other parts of Colombia, Kassel and myself from Berlin for a Walk in Karlsaue. Possible Dialogues is an ongoing initiative that brings people into conversations that focus on the climate crisis. This event invites participants to walk, experience and talk about nature-culture relationships, disruptions or entanglements across communities in Chocó, Colombia, the carers of the Aue Park in Kassel, Germany and the participants of the walk and conversation. More info

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Climate Grief, Art and Collaborative Approaches: a conversation at GLACIER ELEGIES book launch

Much of Jaanika Peerna’s recent work is a lament to glaciers and natural ice. Her book Glacier Elegy book touches on ecological grief and looks at how Peerna and other key contemporary artists have used the subject of ice to highlight the global climate emergency. Joined by curator and podcast host Tuce Erel and researcher for ecologies and the arts Sina Ribak they will dive into a conversation about the topics covered in the book, including climate grief, art as a tool for transformation and collaborative approaches to artmaking

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