[…] her favorite moment in the life of a tree: when it falls down. When it hits the ground and starts decomposing and goes back to the soil. […] There is no regeneration without degeneration. It’s really necessary that we let things rot.Giuliana Furci, in: Let’s Become Fungal! Mycelium Teachings and the Arts, by Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez, 2023, Valiz, Amsterdam, p. 99.
Kiosko was part of the second galaFest taking place in the protected conservation area Bosque Pehuén, Chile. Members from Latin America, Europe, and Asia of Green Art Lab Alliance (gala), an international platform that brings together initiatives contributing to environmental sustainability through creative practices, exchanged their practices in dialogues, sensory experimentation, and collaborative creations during the program (December 3-7, 2023).Read More
Arts Collaboratory Assembly 2023:
With a smile and full hearts, we look back on ten inspiring days emphasised the vital role of constellations of resistance, solidarity, and radical imagination in and through the arts. The Assembly has once again shown us the importance of alternative and critical forms of networking, a fruitful model to collectively shape radical alternative presents and futures to come.Read More
A*Desk resident editor Constanza Mendoza approaches her topic “Poetic Recodification of Collective Imagination” through a relational practice of conversations. One of the three collectives that Constanza spoke to for this research is Fictopus. With Fictopus we conversed about cosmos, grammar, ficting and facting. Read Cosmogrammatic.Read More
Humans and caterpillars alike are part of networks of organisms that consume the matter composed by glucose molecules, eating organic compounds, making use of the value of food, eating one another, passing on energy to one another.
Sina Ribak, An Encounter With Leaves
Please join the Berlin release of Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky’s artist book Feeding on Light published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam on Saturday October 7, 2023, at Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur. Eva’s wonderful book features my essay An Encounter With Leaves.Read More
Is legal personhood a tool to protect the rights and wellbeing of entities of more-than-human-nature? Are “rights of nature” able to halt destructive profit-driven extractivist actions? Or is the granting of rights yet another anthropocentric move?Read More
OO [Open Occulto] is a public gathering organized by the editorial team of Occulto for contributors, readers, colleagues, old and new friends, and keen strangers. Occulto is an independent magazine that brings together sciences, humanities and arts, with an inclination towards natural and formal sciences and their (cultural) histories.Read More
What kind of education is needed to take care of the climate and to put climate justice into place? Working at the intersection of art and ecology in Berlin, we must acknowledge that western colonial knowledge systems dominate the climate discourse and the education system. Join our public collective reading session outside of the academy.Read More
Sponges – On collective worldmaking, toxic relations, evolution and coexistence
As an invitation to embrace the non-linear and changing world we live in, my keynote talk brings together biological facts and ethical values of socio-ecological justice around an usually unknown protagonist: the sponge.Read More