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Sat., 29 June 2019
2:30pm – 5pm
Armidale Town Hall
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An Artist, Farmer, Scientist and Planner Walk into A Bar

Friday, 15 Feb
11:30 amto12:30 pm

Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Roundtable

Oorala lecture theatre, UNE, from 11.30am-12.30pm on Friday 15th February.

The Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation was formed as an art cooperative in 2016 to support projects that aim to achieve cultural change in the world. As an entity that has its origins in a fictional depiction of Kandos’ post-industrial evolution, KSCA has an interesting relationship to storytelling. First, our projects are all socially engaged and involve sharing knowledge and exploring new lines of communication between people who don’t normally interact. Second, one of our priorities is to highlight the cultural importance of supposedly non-cultural phenomena (such as farming methods or transport infrastructure). And third, we regularly engage in speculative ‘world building’ as a means of enacting the ethos of cultural adaptation that distinguishes KSCA’s approach to creative work. As a part of all of this, we blog, publish, workshop and perform stories all the time.

This roundtable will bring together four members of KSCA (Leanne Thompson, Alex Wisser, Ian Millis and Laura Fisher). Our roundtable will include artist/soil scientist Imogen Semmler and organic farmer Glenn Morris, both collaborators on KSCA’s 2018-19 project ‘An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar…’ who are based in Armidale and Inverell respectively.

Interested SLA folk can sneak in to the talk for free; but if they wanted to come for the whole day, the concession day rate is $35 with delicious local vegetarian catering. They can also come to the whole conference, if they like! More info at Grounding Story.

I think there are interesting affinities between the Kandos group and some of the SLA events; in fact, later that afternoon, delegates will be visiting the Tree Group and walking up to visit the community garden too! So SLA people might be interested. Also, a lot of their activities are out in Bingara, and two of the participants are from Armidale/Inverell. I will also send a similar email about two evening events: Matriarchs Exhibition and Terror Nullius Screening!

Warm wishes, Jen

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