Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #23: Great Plants - Cultivating Abortifacients





Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #23

Thursday June 27, 2019, 19.30 within the exhibition Dé-jardiner at gr_und, Berlin-Wedding
 

Great Plants - Cultivating Abortifacients

Over the last 2 years, our monthly gathering at Zabriskie bookshop is organically growing. Within the ‘Dé-jardiner’ exhibition, the ‘Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club’ becomes both a live performance events enfolding while happening and a collective practice of transdisciplinary learning co-shaped by each participant.

The Reading Club explores natural sciences, art activism, anthropology, postcolonialism, (post)anthropocene, from a female perspective. Looking beyond disciplines, at session #23 we learn from great plants that “seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life yet they are often at the center of high intrigue.”1

At this session we will read from Londa Schiebinger’s book Plants and Empire, dedicated

„To the memory of the men and women whose knowledge of fertility control has been lost in the mists of time and to the ravages of history“

Those who would like to attend the reading session, please rsvp via email to betweenusnature@gmail.com​ until Wednesday 26th of June and you’ll receive a selection of texts.

At this reading group we will read passages together out loud and share our experiences and thoughts about the nature we live in, what it means to us, and will discuss post-natural conditions or challenges of who we are and where we live.

PLEASE NOTE: IN TERMS OF SUSTAINABILITY WE WILL NOT PRINT OUT THE TEXT. BRING YOUR COPY ON A DIGITAL DEVICE OF YOUR CHOICE OR PRINTED OUT! :-)

This session is part of the exhibition Dé-jardiner
opening: 7 June
within the format of Rendez-vous im Garten, at 7 pm
exhibition dates 7 to 28 June, 2019
gr_und
Seestr. 49 / 13347 Berlin-Wedding

More info

Come and join us with an open mind here:
What:​ The Reading Club is in English language
Where​: gr_und, Seestr. 49, 13347 Berlin, gr_und art space as part of the dé-jardiner exhibition (in collaboration with Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur)
When:​ Thursday June 27, 2019, 19:30 (sharp!)
Who:​ small group of lovely, people who would like to meet you (rsvp only, not suitable for children)
Why:​ to read together, be inspired and meet people
Note: ​Bring your copy of the text as print out or on a digital device
Hosts:​ Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, environmental & cultural manager

Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club - Archive 

1 Londa Schiebinger (2007) Plants and Empire - Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World, Harvard University Press

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