Kinship as a Verb – Ecophilia Reading Group
schwarzer Text und eine Zeichnung eines geflochtenen, spiralförmig drapierten Seils auf grünem Hintergrund
Di, 24.05.2022 19:00 – 20:30 Uhr CEST, Workshop
Sprache: Englisch

Postponed to May 24th
Kinship as a verb – Ecophilia Reading Group 

The Ecophilia Reading Group invites you to dive into the meshwork of multi-species relationships, where kinship is not something given but a result of reciprocal giving and taking. Learning from indigenous concepts of kincentric ecologies we will explore the ethics and response-abilities that are embedded in modes of becoming-with and worlding together. 

In this group we meet to read together, share perspectives and exchange knowledges in the ongoing ecological, climate and social crises. Texts from a diversity of fields and genres combined with somatic and imaginative exercises open a critical zone for discussions on biocultural diversities, interdependencies and multi-species relationships in more-than-human ecologies. 

Session #3: returning the gift
Gratitude is most powerful as a response to the Earth because it provides an opening to reciprocity, to the act of giving back. Can thinking about the trajectories of commodities start a reactivation of a care–full relationship with the world around us? In this session we will read a text excerpt from „Braiding Sweetgrass“ by Robin Wall Kimmerer (2013).

Open to participants from all disciplines. The readings and discussions will be held in English language.

Digital requirements: internet access, video conferencing capability (computer camera and microphone). The reading group will be hosted on zoom. We will send you the Zoom link shortly before the workshop begins.

The group is hosted by artist Sybille Neumeyer.


You can call us:
Tuesday 1 pm–6 pm,
Thursday 9 am–1 pm

Program funder

This event is part of the program »It's about Life«, funded by the impulse program »Culture despite Corona« of the »Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg«.