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Control and Yield: Living with Feral Ecologies

March 24, 2022 at 11:00am1:00pm EDT

Slocum Hall, Slocum Auditorium

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This symposium at Syracuse University and related programming with Toolshed and Basilica Hudson in Hudson, New York, will explore the condition of feral ecologies and how we think, act, and live in relation to such spaces, from perspectives of participatory art and design. The event will investigate how to connect theory and practice in order to dwell more ecologically in our communities and on the planet. The keynote speakers will be Anna L. Tsing, a professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Wael Al Awar, principal architect at waiwai design in Abu Dhabi. In the evening following this midday session, there will be a panel consisting of Syracuse University Professors Nina Sharifi, Arnisson Andre Ortega, Sam Van Aken, Yutaka Sho, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris. These professors will share their work and respond to and discuss the earlier talks along with a live audience.

Following the symposium, a reception and panel discussion will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the Slocum Hall atrium.

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Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, The Canary Lab, Toolshed, Basilica Hudson, Gabe and Katie Nugent, and the Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grant program.

Image courtesy National Pavilion UAE La Biennale di Venezia. Photography by  Frederico Torra for PLANE-SITE.

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This event was first published on February 7, 2022 and last updated on March 21, 2022.

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