Kinship as a Verb – Ecophilia Reading Group
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Tue, April 12, 2022 7 pm – 8.30 pm CEST, Workshop
Language: English

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 #2: listening to plants

In this session we tune into modes of listening to plants as we read text excerpts from „Thus Spoke the Plant“ (2018) by Monica Gagliano and „Kinship with Plants“ (2021) by Matthew Hall and the poem „Speaking Tree“ (1951) by Joy Harjo.

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«.

Program funder