Workshop: Bio-relationer i Uppsala

  • Date: –16:30
  • Location: Uppsala Konstmuseum Drottning Christinas väg 1E, 752 37 Uppsala
  • Lecturer: Keri Facer
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  • Organiser: Climate Change Leadership
  • Contact person: Laila Mendy
  • Kulturevenemang

The afternoon will involve a series of linked activities that explore the relationships between humans and non-humans in Uppsala through walking methods and creative practice. This two hour workshop activity has been developed in partnership between researchers at the two local universities, and ecopsychologists and art-educators. We end with a public debate on making space for other species.

Sign up: https://biouppsala.eventbrite.com

 

Bio-relations in Uppsala 
Explore & Reimagine 
Researchers walks, mass public art making and talks

In connection to the exhibition 
The Non-Human Animal – Negotiating Bio-relations

 

The afternoon will involve a series of linked activities that explore the relationships between humans and non-humans in Uppsala through walking methods and creative practice. This two hour workshop activity has been developed in partnership between researchers at the two local universities, and ecopsychologists and art-educators. The afternoon will end with a public debate to discuss the bio-relations in Uppsala.
 

13.00 - 15.00: Investigative walks and art making workshop

1) a walk of exploration in the city – exploring questions of biodiversity and human relationships with other species, led by researchers. 
2) a creative exploration and documentation of the traces that humans and other species are leaving in the Anthropocene. 

The activities will lead to the creation of exhibits that will be on display during the course of the Non-Human Animal exhibition. The activities are suitable for people aged 14 and above with a curiosity and interest in plants, animals, insects and nature – no artistic experience or scientific knowledge necessary! The activities start at 1pm sharp and run till approximately 3.00. Bring weather-appropriate clothes and footwear as the walks will be outside. Sign up in advance is required.

 

15.30 - 16.30: Public Debate on Making space for other species in Uppsala

This public discussion will bring together artists, researchers and local policymakers to explore how space for biodiversity can be nurtured in the city of Uppsala. It will explore how plans for the city’s development might be informed by new relationships of care and respect between humans and non-human species.

 

Do visit the exhibition The Non-Human Animal – Negotiating Bio-relations before the workshop. Opening date: Saturday September 28, 14.00. It will be open from 11.30 Sunday.

The walks and discussions will be performed in both English and Swedish.

Organisers: Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University and Uppsala Art Museum