Forest Rangers

Monday 14th January, 6:30pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Join us for the first of three journeys led by Borbála Soós (Tenderpixel, London) as part of the Forest Rangers series at Jupiter Woods, discovering multiple aspects of the ecological commons. Each meeting will follow a different structure to expand the format of the reading group. On this first journey, we will visit the sea. Borbála Soós will navigate the waters by presenting a performative lecture and recounting myths, rituals, artworks and quotes, including those from the reading list and beyond. After the talk we will continue with an informal discussion.

Recommended reading list:

Astrida Neimanis: Bodies of Water, Human Rights and the Hydrocommons. In: Topia 21, Spring 2009.

Astrida Neimanis: Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water, In: Undutiful Daughters: Mobilizing Future Concepts, Bodies and Subjectivities in Feminist Thought and Practice. Ed by Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Söderbäck. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Stefan Helmreich: Sounding the Limits of Life. Essays in Anthropology of Biology and Beyond. Princeton University Press, 2016.

Tomato Bambridge and Stéphanie Leyronas: The Polynesian Rahui and Global Issues of Climate. In: Tidalectics. Imagining and Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science. Ed by Stefanie Hessler, TBA21 Academy, 2018.

Download pdfs from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/18nbwl6o3xj5ivn/AAD8vEDx9Muv0ugvH7fQkmiEa?dl=0

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From September to November 2018, Jupiter Woods hosted the first iteration of Forest Rangers, an artist-led platform focused on ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities within the realm of art. Forest Rangers explores the current state of the commons and their possible future. With a particular focus on discussing the state of alternative art spaces, natural resources, education, open source economics and outer space migration, FR hopes to establish a comprehensible set of understandings and goals to nurture our common resources. Each group is lead by a researcher in order to spark conversation and prompt ideas, inviting participants to share their experiences and thoughts. 

The project will be hosted at Jupiter Woods for its entire duration, culminating in the recording of 5 podcasts and a live event in 2019.

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