HOW TO SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD
Aisha Mirza & Aaks B
A playful, gentle evening of installations and creative workshops exploring ecological grief
The line-up includes:
Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson
Mohammed Z. Rahman
Ella Frost and Aisha Mirza
Grief gives no fucks about linear time or capitalist notions of productivity, corporate wellness or respectability and for that we admire her. It comes when we lose something, when we miss each other, when we lack or yearn for connection. Grief recognises that something is missing. We can grieve things that never have been and we can grieve things that haven’t happened yet or might never happen. We can grieve parts of ourselves. Acknowledging the absence of something we need is healthy. The fact that we have no space to do so is not.
We know that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting disabled and BIPOC communities around the world. Some of us watch on as our ancestral lands are sinking, as our people face yet more displacement and violence. We want to run but no-where is safe from colonialism or white supremacy driven environmental destruction.
Many of us are learning to live with ecological anxiety (apprehension and stress about potential threats to our environment) and ecological grief (pain, sadness or suffering we can feel due to the loss of our ecosystems) but are pathologized and dismissed when we express anguish. It’s a scam!
Join us at What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art, climate and community and let your grief breathe. We ask:
- What can fungi teach us about community building, mutual aid and alternative systems of care?
- How can being with the natural world help us to move through difficult emotions like grief, or to heal intergenerational trauma?
- What do we envision for the radical, decolonial, queer alternative futures which we want to build and what do we need to get there?
- What do we do with all this sadness?
Come through for a playful and gentle evening of installations and creative workshops to collectively explore, imagine and embody strategies and practices on how to survive the end of the world.
This event is for people of the global majority only. Queer/Trans people particularly welcome.
This is a sober event – no alcohol will be served.
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Date and time
10 September 2021
This event is for people of the global majority only. Queer/Trans people particularly welcome. This is a sober event - no alcohol will be served.
This is now a past event.
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
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