Art Division Lecture Series At Home With Coyotes Towards an Urban Ecology of Selves & Animal Spirit: Connecting with the Tzolk’in (Mayan) Calendar
Please join us on Thursday, January 12 2023 at 6:30pm for a double header lecture series with Chase Niesner and Juan Francisco Cristobal. Both will do a 30-minute presentation on their research related to animals and then a Q&A, food, and jam session afterwards.
At Home With Coyotes Towards an Urban Ecology of Selves with Chase Niesner Coyotes are an emerging and somewhat controversial presence on the landscape in Los Angeles today, and questions of how humans and wild dogs might better learn to live together have largely exceeded our scientific ways of making sense of their flourishing. Human-coyote relations aretrickyandunsettling: can we let them guide us to a more ethical world? Entering momentarily Chase's "ecology of practices," together we'll consider scientific analyses alongside theories of art and explore the ways thinking with concepts related to representation, performance, photography, metaphor, and fantasy have proven especially useful for thinking with urban coyotes as well.
Animal Spirit: Connecting with the Tzolk’in (Mayan) Calendar with Juan Francisco Cristobal Drawing from the Mayan Sacred Calendars, learners will explore the animals related to essential days of the Tzolkin calendar and their relations to Maya culture and personal self-being. The discussion on the Maya Calendar aims to introduce learners to Maya culture, mathematics, and cosmovision. Partcipants will calculate their birthdate according to the Maya Tzolkin calendar to figure out their animal spirit.
Date: Thursday, January 12th 2023 6:30 PM Location: Art Division Library - 2418 W 6th St LA CA. 90057
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