Tonya Lockyer Public Talk and Lunch
May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Tonya Lockyer Public Talk and Lunch

  • ACCAD Motion Lab, Sullivant Hall 350 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Arts leader, dancer, writer, and choreographer Tonya Lockyer will be in residency at ACCAD and OSU Dance May 15-19 working with Norah Zuniga Shaw and the Livable Futures team and giving a public lecture on art and relevance, social engagement, and audience participation in performance.

RSVP requested.

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May Climate Gathering
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

May Climate Gathering

  • ACCAD Motion Lab: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

These unique interactive events integrate performance, sound, artifacts, and community dialog focused on bringing climate change into the scale of our bodies and our lives. Past participants identify these gatherings as transformative opportunity to face the magnitude of the issue and find authentic means for taking action individually and collectively.

Spaces are limited. Please request an invitation to attend.

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Movement Workshop for Co-Creating Livable Futures
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Movement Workshop for Co-Creating Livable Futures

  • The Ohio State University, Sullivant Hall, Room 350 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this movement-based workshop, OSU Dance alumni Michael J. Morris, PhD, and Kelly Klein, PhD, facilitate an exploration of the question: what are possible structures for co-creating a livable future? What are the rituals and practices we need in order to support us in the ongoing work of co-creating worlds in the midst of accelerating complexity and heightened experiences of difference? Bringing together our experiences in dance-making, improvisation, performance, yoga, critical theories of embodiment, and meaning-making traditions including astrology, tarot, and magic, we will engage imagination and invention as vital strategies for interpersonal relations and social change.

RSVP requested.

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Louisiana Field School
May
5
to May 11

Louisiana Field School

Professor Thomas Davis, associate professor in English, will lead a field school to Louisiana in spring 2019 to explore the issue of changing environmental conditions and resilience. This first Livable Futures Field School will take 10 undergraduate students to southern Louisiana. Over the course of a week, students will learn about coastal land loss, indigenous politics and cultures, environmental racism, climate change, and the ecosystems of the Gulf. During our time in Louisiana, students will:

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Earth Day Celebration at OSU Mansfield
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Earth Day Celebration at OSU Mansfield

  • Ohio State University Mansfield Campus, Parking Lot #7 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This April, the Ohio State University Mansfield (OSU-M) Campus will celebrate Earth Day as part of the Earth Day Network’s mission to diversify, educate, and advocate for environmentalism across the globe. OSU-M will host the event in conjunction with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and invites attendees to participate in multiple interactive educational experiences and a trash clean-up scavenger hunt.

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April Climate Gathering
Apr
12
3:00 PM15:00

April Climate Gathering

  • ACCAD Motion Lab: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the next Livable Futures climate gatherings in Columbus, Ohio. We have been gathering each month in 2019 and will continue throughout the year.

Audiences are intentionally kept small so the experience can be as immersive as possible. To attend, please complete this survey to request an invitation.

These unique interactive events integrate performance, sound, artifacts, and community dialog focused on bringing climate change into the scale of our bodies and our lives. Past participants identify these gatherings as transformative opportunity to face the magnitude of the issue and find authentic means for taking action individually and collectively.

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Livable Futures Retreat
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Livable Futures Retreat

  • Hope Springs Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our first Livable Futures retreat is this March in southern Ohio. Enjoy the nourishing quiet and time for rest and renewal as well as a climate gathering and performance by The Precarious and opportunities for building your resilience through climate change preparedness, explorations of Ohio micro-ecologies, creative expression, restorative movement, community dialog.

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Documentary Screening: My Louisiana Love by Monique Verdin
Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Documentary Screening: My Louisiana Love by Monique Verdin

Livable Futures invites you to a special screening of Monique Verdin’s award winning documentary My Louisiana Love. This film traces the relationship between indigenous histories and politics, environmental degradation, and the ongoing struggles for social justice in southeastern Louisiana. Verdin will be on hand for a Q & A with the audience.

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Climate Change Movement Storm
Jan
24
12:30 PM12:30

Climate Change Movement Storm

  • ACCAD Motion Lab; Room 350 Sullivant Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Livable Futures is taking action on Climate Change throughout the semester and kicking off the public dialog with a free range movement storm January 24.  Join us for a creative dialog. Discover together how to take action and demand change. We will have tons of information available and also opportunities to share what you know!

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Emergent Strategy Reading Room
Dec
6
1:30 PM13:30

Emergent Strategy Reading Room

Join us at ACCAD to discuss Emergent Strategy, the book by Adrienne Maree Brown that serves as a galvanizing force for the Livable Futures project. Attendees are invited to share thoughts on the reading and ideas for developing Livable Futures projects. Come connect with faculty and students in the community and learn about funding opportunities.

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Ben Cuevas Yarn Bombing Workshop
Nov
13
3:00 PM15:00

Ben Cuevas Yarn Bombing Workshop

Ben Cuevas is a multimedia artist who works in the areas of fiber arts, performance and installation. Influenced by feminist and queer theory, he often explores the theme of embodiment from his perspective as a queer, HIV-positive person of color. Cuevas is well known for his intricate and anatomically-accurate knitted sculptures of body parts which allude to medical discourses on the body and to traditional notions of women’s craft. During his presentation at OSU, he will discuss the trajectory of his work and the various social and political issues that inform his praxis as an artist.

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