To mark Lost Species Day 2021, ONCA is delighted to present Interdependence – a programme of exhibitions and environmental justice events across our sites and online, exploring human and more-than-human interconnections, collectives and webs, along with examples of care, commitment and solidarity.
Focusing on the ‘loss’ or ‘saving’ of individual species to drive conservation is flawed and reductionist. What is done to one impacts another: interdependence is a vital lens through which to witness, celebrate and foster relationships at a time of escalating bio-cultural erasure and death.
We’re proud to be working with A.MAL Collective, video artist Lou Chapelle, ritual practitioner Bea Xu, The Parallel Effect‘s creative director Daz Chandler, ecofeminist Jennifer Uchendu, photographer JP Miller and more phenomenal activists and thinkers to deliver an array of events highlighting interdependence, making space for ecological emotions, and supporting transnational and intergenerational solidarity.
This project is supported by a collaboration with historian Dr Sadiah Qureshi, in conjunction with her British Academy Mid-career Fellowship, and Arts Council England.
All ONCA events and exhibitions are free or by donation. Donations this year go to Pacific Climate Warriors and SustyVibes.
26 November – 23 December, ONCA gallery | A.MAL Collective: In, Among & Between
26 November, 4 – 7pm, in person, ONCA gallery | In, Among & Between exhibition launch
26 November – 23 Dec, ONCA Barge | Lou Chapelle: Voicing Silence
26 November, 4 – 5:30pm, in person, ONCA Barge | Lou Chapelle: Voicing Silence – Family/intergenerational workshop
26 November – 31 January, online | JP Miller: PUMA
28 November 6 – 9:30 pm, online | Vigil For The Smooth Handfish
29 November 6:30 – 8pm, online | Interdependence In A Changing Climate – panel talk hosted by Jen Uchendu
30 November 6:30 – 7:30pm, online | Interdependence Ritual with Bea Xu
Image credit: Ahmed Salama
Posted on November 10, 2021
Categories: Endangered & Lost Species, Environmental Justice & Activism
Tags: 2021, A.Mal, Arts Council England Supported Projects , Bea Xu, Environmental Justice and Activism Events, Handfish Vigil, Jennifer Uchendu, Laurence Payot, Lost Species Day, Lost Species Day exhibitions, Lou Chapelle, Remembrance Day for Lost Species Events, Sarah Jaquette Ray