COMPOSTING #63: PROTOCOL

This month has been a bit wild, so we haven’t included a more detailed explanation of why we chose “protocol” as a good thing to compost. Nonetheless our reading group protocol demands we say something to whet your whistle, so here goes: Like other kinds of infrastructure, protocols can help us be together, well. This […]

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COMPOSTING #62: We are here

We are planning this event just after latest IPCC report was released (dire), with large swaths of wildfire still raging where we live and where we don’t (again), and with COVID-19 case counts mounting (again). Some days, it is hard to muster the energy. In spite of all this – and because of all this […]

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COMPOSTING #61: ENDINGS

Dissolution, dissipation, conclusion, finish, outflow, ebbing… becoming again. As bodies of water, we are all flowing through one another–leaking, sponging, dripping, seeping. But as bodies of water we are also always becoming something else–unstating and dissolving our watery selves, to feed the liquid hunger of new lively desires. While the source of a river often […]

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COMPOSTING #56: PLEASURE

What might it mean, in the context of planetary trauma, to seek and experience pleasure? What is the relationship between social and environmental justice, activism and ethics, on the one hand, and an attentiveness to and cultivation of what makes us feel good, on the other? In our current contexts of more-or-less social isolation, what […]

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COMPOSTING #55: EQUALITY

Pursuing equality within patriarchal colonial and capitalist economies is a known problem for inclusive feminisms: especially those in the business of deconstructing the binary logics of gender, queering sexualities and pursuing anti-colonial and intersectional justice. And yet, liberal notions of equality remain important to many feminisms. Moreover, and arguably rightly so, inequality within patriarchal colonial […]

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COMPOSTING #54: BREATH

Just as the smoke clears, the virus arrives. Given the challenges to respiration over the last few months, this composting is on breathing. What conditions make life breathable, and for whom? Which systems and relations choke and suffocate – and (how) can we cultivate conditions in which all bodies might breathe easy? What might the […]

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COMPOSTING #52: DEPTHS

Join us for this COMPOSTING special event, a screening of two watery films by Jianni Tien and Bronte Dow, followed by a conversation with Astrida Neimanis. When: Thursday 5 March, 2020 7-9 pm Where: Frontyard, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2024 Viewings: Jianni Tien, HOLO(cene), HaloCline (2020, 10 min): Diving deep into the underground, HOLO(cene) […]

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COMPOSTING #51: Climate Justice

How might we compost “climate justice” with the feminist, queer and decolonial ambits of this group? This set of texts and podcasts address issues of race, gender and political ontology that arise in attempts to ‘decolonise’ climate activism. They might lead us to discuss how fossil capitalism is being enacted and enforced via social-cultural and […]

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