Fellow travelers Eben Kirksey & Stefan Helmreich bring together a mass of artists, anthropologists and others for the Multispecies Salon 3:

The Multispecies Salon 3 will use art to address a series of interrelated questions about nature: Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are brought into schemes of biotechnology and dreams of biocapitalism? And finally, with particular relevance to New Orleans: In the aftermath of disaster–in a blasted landscape that has been transformed by multiple catastrophes–what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?

EVENTS: AAA and Fringe Fest Week
Special gallery hours 1-5pm everyday, Thurs (Nov 18) – Sun (Nov 21)
Kawliga Studios (3331 St. Claude) & The Ironworks (612 Piety) MAPS

Monday, November 15
Public discussion: “Hope for Frogs in an Era of Mass Extinction”
Eben Kirksey (CUNY Graduate Center)
and Justin Yeager (Tulane)
Kawliga Studios, 3331 St. Claude Ave, free and open to the public MAP

Wednesday, November 17
Public lecture: “I Fell in Love with Carlos the Meerkat”
Matei Candea (Durham University, England)
6:30-7:30pm, 3331 St. Claude Ave, free and open to the public MAP

Thursday, November 18
Orientation Session for Para-Ethnographers
10am, Kawliga Studios, 3331 St. Claude Ave, MAP

Keynote event: Artists and Scientists Discuss the BP Disaster
a para-ethnographic encounter moderated by eben kirksey
Matthias Elliot (University of South Florida), Amy E. Lesen (Dillard U),
Ro Mayer (Krewe of Dead Pelicans), Jacqueline Bishop (Loyola U), &
Lennie Hsiao (Tulane)
8pm-9pm, The Ironworks, free and open to the public. MAP

Friday, November 19
Public Lecture (6:30-7:30pm): Dogs and Dreaming
Eduardo Kohn (McGill University, Canada)
Film Screening (7:30-8:00pm): “Bears Discover Fire” by Gordon Bell (2008).
Kawliga Studios, 3331 St. Claude Ave, free and open to the public. MAP
Ethnographic Terminalia (7-9pm), Du Mois Gallery, 4921 Freret St.

Saturday, November 20
Multispecies Salon 3: SWARM (1:45 pm-5:30 pm)
Innovent panel at the American Anthropological Association.
Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal Street), Grand Ballroom A, 5th Floor

Fringe Fest Parade (2:30 pm @ Kawliga Studios and Ironworks 2:45pm)
featuring the Good Children Carnival Club & Marching Band, ending near the Art Spill exhibit.

AAA Party @ The Ironworks
6-9:30pm, 612 Piety Street MAP
Live music, performance art, and a movie short.
Dinner Concessions by Holly Tamale: Froglegs, Coon, Gator, Vegan dishes available. Cash Bar. Department party of MIT, New College of Florida, and UC Santa Cruz. Free and open to the public.