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Lost Species Day 2021: A.MAL Collective – In, Among and Between من الى عن على في

26 November23 December

Winners of Lost Species Day 2021 commission, A.MAL is a curatorial platform exploring ecology, migration and post-coloniality through speculative art and research projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWIdOtKUp7U ABOUT THE EXHIBITION A.MAL cast a critical eye on past and present global issues while seeking to harness human connection and creativity to imagine a better, more hopeful future. Always questioning, always exploring. A.MAL aims to address the interconnectivity of colonialism and climate injustice by questioning current relationships between the Global North and Global South. Challenging…

Lost Species Day 2021: Vigil for the Smooth Handfish

28 November
6:00 pm
9:30 pm

A space for a digital congregation to contemplate loss, grief, the parameters of care, the interconnectedness of conservation and radical hope, and “collaborative survival”. Featuring 27 unique contributions from individuals and communities across the globe including scholar, environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate, Dr Vandana Shiva; Aboriginal Australian writer and scholar, Bruce Pascoe; Palestinian artist and conservationist, Vivien Sansour and Canadian cellist Zöe Keating. The Vigil will be followed by a live conversation facilitated by Fleur Ramsay, Special Counsel -…

Lost Species Day 2021: Interdependence in a Changing Climate – panel talk

29 November
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

A panel discussion of interdependence, eco-emotions and ecological loss through a Global Majority and youth climate justice lens. In the wake of the COP26 climate summit and on the eve of Lost Species Day 2021, join ecofeminist Jennifer Uchendu, climate anxiety teacher Sarah Jaquette Ray, youth activist Elouise Mayall and interdisciplinary artist Beverly Naidus for an exploration of interdependence, eco-emotions and ecological loss through a Global Majority and youth climate justice lens. About the speakers Jennifer Uchendu is an ecofeminist…

Lost Species Day 2021: JP Miller – PUMA

30 November 202131 January 2022

Photos in this online exhibition were taken by JP Miller, during his period as artist in residence with the Bolivian non-profit organisation Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) in 2019.   The Puma Concolor is known by many names: Florida panther, cougar, mountain lion, catamount, mountain screamer, red tiger, cuguacuarana, ghost cat. Mythologised and made sacred. Demonised and hunted. Pumas once ranged across the full expanse of the Americas, from Canada to the edges of Tierra del Fuego. Every day they are…

Lost Species Day 2021: Interdependence Ritual with Bea Xu

30 November
6:30 pm
7:30 pm

Join Bea Xu on Lost Species Day for a ritual inspired by the theme of ecological entanglement and webs. Having initiated an online ritual offering last year during the winter lockdown, Remembrance Day for Lost Species is glad to repeat this practice. We’re delighted to announce the return of transpersonal* ritual practitioner Bea Xu to hold the space for this year’s Lost Species Day. Bea will facilitate a ritual inspired by the theme of ecological entanglement and webs - calling…

Lost Species Day 2021: Lou Chapelle – Voicing Silence

1 December23 December

Voicing Silence is an artistic response aiming to explore emotional responses to the Sixth Mass Extinction. It questions how to represent it, how to make sense of it and what new languages are needed to express and address it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSc8Fr-GWro About Voicing Silence The project was realised over the 2020 lockdown period by Lou Chapelle (AKA Laurence Payot) with invited collaborating artists: poet Scott Farlow, composer Jon Hughes, animator Laura Spark, choreographer Stacey Atkinson and lighting designer Mark Hilditch. Over…

Ten Steps Towards Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate (10 week course)

31 January 2022
7:00 pm
4 April 2022
9:00 pm

The Good Grief Network has developed a 10-step programme for psycho-social resilience in the age of climate chaos. "I heartily recommend this course to anyone who wants to get to grips with the state of the world. The group ground rules, and Jane's skilful and gentle facilitation helped create a safe and nurturing space for open-hearted and mutually supportive exploration of the big issues - which for me previously felt too overwhelming and terrifying to properly look at. Through the…

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