Ruderal Ecologies Symposium

Ruderal Ecologies Symposium

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

April 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.
This symposium marks the last weekend for our NATURE Lab crowdfunding campaign: help us build a center for community science, bioart and environmental justice, right here on our block in North Troy! The Sanctuary needs your support! Register and donate to find out more about how you can help us make this citizen science center a reality.
Ruderal Ecologies is a weekend-long symposium to commence Earth Week. Art, urban ecology, and social justice activities focus on living in urban environments shaped by stress. “Ruderal ecologies” are formed by hardy and adaptive organisms and grassroots activist communities that grow out of the ruins of urban wastelands.
Hosted by The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s NATURE Lab, the symposium involves thinkers and activists from ecology, public health, urban planning, environmental science, environmental justice, permaculture, the arts, and science and technology studies. Together participants look for growth and resilience in polluted but biodiverse environments, asking:
    • How can we identify underserved marginalized communities to build engaged, diverse networks, on grounds considered “wastelands”?
    • What forms of life flourish amid the ruins of ruderal ecologies?
    • What happens when we include “nonhuman” forms of life–including plants and animals–in our thinking about human flourishing?

     

    https://www.mediasanctuary.org/event/ruderal-ecologies/

     

     

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