This month, we are hosted by Robert C. Beck and Sarah Max Beck of Studio Hydrostatic a bio-art research studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We'll explore the relationship between creative practices and systems engineering. We will learn about techniques in life support design, and think through the relationships between ecology, culture, and aesthetics.
Join us for a School of Apocalypse Monthly Meeting held at the Brooklyn Museum. We will consider the notion of urgency today: how it guides our thinking, directs our action, and affects our bodies. [RSVP required]
Come hear the next five Working Groups present at Sunview Luncheonette this Monday, June 19 at 7pm. The SoA community is full of incredible people connecting creative practice with notions of survival, and this event will be a chance to get a look at a great selection of new work.
The word survival means "to live in spite of" (supervivere). What is it that we’re living in spite of? What is the kind of living we’re aiming for? Join School of Apocalypse for its May monthly meeting, and hear how some of the working groups have been considering these questions.
Join the Choreographies for Survival working group at Pioneer Works for a unique musical experience. The goal of this event is to engage the senses in deep modes of observation, using classical music as the medium for expanding, heightening, and investigating one’s perceptive capacities and for improving one’s skill of listening.
The April monthly meeting will be hosted by the Mycological Research Playgroup. We'll be meeting artists and designers who are building with mycelium, and exploring the many capacities of mushrooms ("the interface organisms between life and death”) - in medicine, mycorestoration, mycofabrication, myth, etc.
What is essential? What is our power? What are our best tools for transformation in dangerous and uncertain times?
On this somber galvanizing presidents day, come learn about / join the School of Apocalypse Working Groups, launching this month in response to all this craziness.
October’s meeting will consider disorientation as a tool/strategy/practice in creative work and cultural evolution. We will define our own associations, consider some historic perspectives, and discuss possible tactics for dealing with creative uncertainty.
Join the Flag Working Group of School of Apocalypse for a public flag-making workshop and discussion on the themes of survival, creativity, boundaries, and imagined futures. With fabric, sewing machines, buttons, and string, we will make flags in the style of a shelter-half, capable of serving as workwear, school uniform, and easily strung up to make a tent.
The topic of discussion will be 'Animal' and will begin with 5-7 minute prompts by artists David Rothenberg and Mark Dion, and historian Katherine McLeod. Topics of conversation include: “non-human” consciousnesses, the wild, nature/culture, transgression and the profane, the soul and the soulless, colonialism and taxonomy, domestication and domination, competition and extinction.
Ou field trip to the Parrish Museum on July 16 includes transportation and a guided tour of Radical Seafaring with curator Andrea Grover.
We will be joined by Mary Mattingly, the artist behind SWALE, and Andrea Grover, curator of the Radical Seafaring exhibit at the Parrish Museum. After a short introduction to their work we will have a chance to discuss how we live in relation to a natural world from which we are detached not only physically but emotionally and intellectually. The artists in the show apply direct engagement strategies that remove this distance and reconsider the notion of the artist's studio as separate from the world.