Interdependence: Lost Species Day 2021 Programme

Winter 2021

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.

Events Programme

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

28 November 6 – 9:30 pm, online | Vigil For The Smooth Handfish

30 November – 31 January, online | JP Miller: PUMA

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