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Grace Ndiritu // The Ark (2)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Printemps des Laboratoires #5
Extra Sensory Perception
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The Ark is a post-internet living research/live art project on an epic scale. Part — scientific experiment and part — spiritual experience, it is inspired by Ndiritu’s own experiences during the last decade, living on and off in New Age communities. During this first moment of the project which is closed to the public, the public will be able to follow what is happening inside The Ark using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And the week will conclude with an extensive public programme on the Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017.

Sunday 9th July 2017

10 a.m. — Public Purification Ritual

Members of the public will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be participant in The Ark by taking part in a mass group purification ritual before entering the conference.

Academic Roundtable

Led by moderator Grace Ndiritu (arist and designer of the project), with The Ark academics Petra Carman (sociologist on Criminal Forensics, New Age communities & Cults, Slovenia), Kayla Anderson (theorist — Anthropocene & Future communities involving queer & race theory & inter-species relationships, USA), Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez (Biologist — Plants and Human Cultures, Panama/Ecuador), Margaret A. McLaren (Gender & Third World Feminism philosopher, USA), Eric Heist (artist — History of communities and Biosphere lineage) & Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin (Economist BRIC & intercultural dialogues, Russia).

11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Morning Session

Ecology and Capitalism by Eric Heist & Kayla Anderson
Peace and Security by Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin & Petra Carman

2  — 5 p.m. — Afternoon Session

Spirituality and Economics by Petra Carman & Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez
Community and Culture by Kayla Anderson & Margaret A. McLaren

Printemps des Laboratoires #5
Extra Sensory Perception
___________________

The Ark is a post-internet living research/live art project on an epic scale. Part — scientific experiment and part — spiritual experience, it is inspired by Ndiritu’s own experiences during the last decade, living on and off in New Age communities. During this first moment of the project which is closed to the public, the public will be able to follow what is happening inside The Ark using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And the week will conclude with an extensive public programme on the Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017.

Sunday 9th July 2017

10 a.m. — Public Purification Ritual

Members of the public will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be participant in The Ark by taking part in a mass group purification ritual before entering the conference.

Academic Roundtable

Led by moderator Grace Ndiritu (arist and designer of the project), with The Ark academics Petra Carman (sociologist on Criminal Forensics, New Age communities & Cults, Slovenia), Kayla Anderson (theorist — Anthropocene & Future communities involving queer & race theory & inter-species relationships, USA), Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez (Biologist — Plants and Human Cultures, Panama/Ecuador), Margaret A. McLaren (Gender & Third World Feminism philosopher, USA), Eric Heist (artist — History of communities and Biosphere lineage) & Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin (Economist BRIC & intercultural dialogues, Russia).

11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Morning Session

Ecology and Capitalism by Eric Heist & Kayla Anderson
Peace and Security by Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin & Petra Carman

2  — 5 p.m. — Afternoon Session

Spirituality and Economics by Petra Carman & Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez
Community and Culture by Kayla Anderson & Margaret A. McLaren

09 July 2017 ~ 09 July 2017
10:00 ~ 17:00