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February 2 from 19:00 -22:00: join Harun Morrison (DAI, 2020) at W139 for the opening of The Spell of the Sensuous, the Sonic Acts Biennial 2024. Harun's contribution consists of two collaborative projects. We are so happy to see that for the evolving multi-authored publication Environmental Justice Questions, Harun teamed up with Olivia Abächerli (DAI, 2019) who contributed the drawings for 50 loose leaf cards. Which song reminds you of the collapse of our planet? Whose fantasies are we living in? Environmental Justice Questions is a compilation of questions for discussion and debate. A range of activists, writers, artworkers, architects, chefs, natural historians, and horticulturalists were invited to propose a question that could stimulate conversation. In a workshop on the third of February from 12:30–14:30, Harun invites you to engage in collective conversations and small-group discussions around questions chosen from this ongoing project.
Opening on February 10, 2024 at Framer Framed ~ "The One-Straw Revolution" curated by iLiana Fokianaki (DAI tutor 2018- 2022 and beyond) ~ Inspired by The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (1975), an influential book on ecological thought and practice written by Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka, the exhibition serves as a first realisation of curator Fokianaki’s research into permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making and institution-building, which she will develop over the coming years. The title of Fukuoka’s book refers to the technique of scattering straw in a field post-harvest, following his philosophy of cultivating the earth with minimal waste and maximum respect towards ecosystem balance. Fukuoka’s work among others prompted scientists to coin the term “permaculture” as a shorthand for “permanent culture”—a philosophy and practice that emphasises working in harmony with the ecosystems we are a part of and dependent on. Permaculture proposes a long-term approach, putting prolonged and thoughtful observation ahead of extractive and thoughtless labour. The exhibition is inspired by the main principles of this strand of ecological thought and practice, which propagate a way of being that heeds the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.
January 27 ~ 2024. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY ~ Today we remember the millions of Jews, Romani people, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+ persons, political dissidents, prisoners of war, and countless others persecuted and murdered in one of history’s darkest chapters, the Holocaust.