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CANCELED: eTRASH Lab Discussion Series

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Room 124
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

make ART not TRASH

eTRASH Lab Discussion Series

The time has come to talk, to listen, to share.
To figure out together what we are going to do, and how we are going to do it.
To think. To perform.

Fridays, February and March, 5-7 pm

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Room 124

Drop-Ins Welcome


Session 1: “Culture vs. Nature” [Friday, Feb. 7th]

Is culture the space that divides humans from nature? 

Is all art anthropocentric? 

In this session, we question the nature/culture binary, and discuss alternative outlooks.

Session 2: “Queer Environmental Performance” [Friday, Feb. 14th]

Can tackling the climate crisis be queer, campy, and sexy? 

Does environmentalism need to be gloomy and doomy?

In this session, we question the links between queer community, queer performance, and environmental action, and discuss future flourishing.

Session 3: “Environmental Justice Arts” [Friday, Mar. 6th] 

How can environmental action be decolonial and intersectional? 

Do environmental justice movements perform into being a better world?

In this session, we question how environmental movements work towards social justice, and discuss potential projects.

Session 4: “Ecofeminism & Feminist Ecologies” [Friday, Mar. 13th]

Does “the personal is political” apply in a global crisis? 

How have feminist movements always been rooted in environmental politics? What does ecofeminism mean now?

In this session, we question the links between ecofeminism and climate action, and discuss the tools feminism offers environmentalism.

Session 5: “Performing Environments” [Friday, Mar. 20th]

What is the role of theatre in environmentalism? 

How can environments and ecologies be performed?

In this session, we question the medium of theatre, and discuss where we go from here.

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