Intersectional Ecology Salon
organized by Terike Haapoja and Rania Lee Khalil
We are artists, activists, scholars and curators reflecting across the lines of critical ecology, postcoloniality, animality, intersectional feminism and critical race theory: to where these ideas / actions converge, to intervene in the places where they may omit the others, and to consider new futures. Each month, a different member of our salon presents their work in progress or thoughts or ideas, followed by group discussion. We invite anyone thinking along these lines to join us, with the option to present or simply be present. Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, February 1st at the New School from 4-6 pm.
This Saturday, 7 March we will be discussing the essay Racial Capitalocene by Françoise Vergès. We had the honor of meeting Ms. Vergès recently and look forward to intimately responding to her work.
On 10 April, we will be joined by NYU professor of media and culture, Nicholas Mirzoeff who will be discussing land, Palestine, whiteness and Jewishness within the frame of climate catastrophe.
On 2 May, we will be be joined by international attorney, climate justice leader and founder of UPROSE, Elizabeth Yampierre who will be discussing proposals for green rezoning by Latino / immigrant communities of Sunset park in the face of Industry City and gentrification.
All meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month, 4-6 pm at the New School, Parsons, 2 West 13th St, in the Bark Room (M 104).