Forest Rangers: The Ecological Commons – The Sea

14 January 2019

The Ecological Commons – The Sea

14th January 2019, 6.30-8pm

This is the first of three journeys led by Borbála Soós as part of the Forest Ranger’s series at Jupiter Woods to discover different 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 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.

Image credit: Marshall islands stick chart for navigation showing islands and wave swells.

Forest Rangers is a reading group exploring the current state of the commons and their possible future. Each session will expand on one of five topics: alternative art spaces, natural resources, education, open source economics and outer space migration. Through this we hope to establish a comprehensible set of understandings and goals to nurture our common resources. Each group is led by a researcher in order to spark conversation and prompt ideas, inviting participants to share their experiences and thoughts. The project is organised by Diaspore, a research platform founded by artist Lou-Atessa Marcellin and will be hosted at Jupiter Woods for its entire duration, culminating in the recording of 5 podcasts and a live event in December 2019.