All Monday events are at the University of Vermont. All are free and open to the public.

Detail from  Green Dragon , by Cami Davis

Detail from Green Dragon, by Cami Davis


transdisciplinary strategies for a feverish world

9:00-10:30 am, Boulder Society Room (room 411), UVM Davis Center

A roundtable of TextWorks, shared ahead online and presented in “lightning talk” fashion, followed by Q & A and general discussion.



9:00-10:30 am, Williams Family Room (room 403), UVM Davis Center

A roundtable of TextWorks, shared ahead online and presented in “lightning talk” fashion, followed by Q & A and general discussion.



10:45 am-12:30 pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

What sorts of artistic, aesthetic, and perceptual interventions could challenge prevailing assumptions and practices, enabling new strategies to emerge for collaborating into a less feverish, more ecologically sensitive future? Artists Nele Azevedo, Aviva Rahmani, Thom Sokoloski, and art theorist John K. Grande will address these issues from their own practices and research.

Photo by Aviva Rahmani

Photo by Aviva Rahmani


tentworks / DANCEWORKS / tent talks

12:30 to 2:00 pm, University of Vermont campus and vicinity

Over three dozen TentWorks will be laid out in the Feverish World Tent City, located outdoors between the Davis Center, Bailey Howe Library, and the University Green, with some indoors in the Davis Center. Further info on TentTalks and DanceWorks will be available at the event.

Lunch will be available from food trucks and campus vendors.


Cooling the Fever—From Burlington to the World

2:00 to 3:30 pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

What insights and generative gestures have been witnessed over the past two and a half days? What could a place like Burlington, Vermont, do to bring down the feverishness and build capacity for different kinds of relations between people, nature, and the systems that entwine us?

Linda Weintraub, Torkwase Dyson, Maeve McBride (director of 350VT), and Ace McArleton (of the New Frameworks natural building cooperative) will reflect on these questions from multiple perspectives, with public participation facilitated by Anne Strainchamps and Steve Paulson of To the Best of Our Knowledge.




4:00 to 6:00 pm, Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont

Anthropologist and philosopher of science Bruno Latour is one of the most widely cited scholars alive. Receipient of six honorary doctorates and multiple chairs and professorships, he is best known for his anthropological and philosophical studies of science. His recent work on “Gaia 2.0” and the “new climatic regime” is at the forefront of rethinking how we conceptualize the relationship between humanity and “nature” in the time of the Anthropocene.

This Burack Distinguished Lecture will be opened with poems by Vermont poet-laureate Chard deNiord, and followed by a panel of distinguished discussants including philosopher and musician David Rothenberg, artist and eco-theorist Linda Weintraub, and photographer and literary historian Robert Boschman, facilitated by author and NPR producer Steve Paulson. A carillon performance of “Ringing Feverish Changes” by UVM professor of music, composer, organist, and carilloneur David Neiweem will conclude the talk and discussion at 5:45 pm. A reception will follow.


Water as Geography_Hand as Vessel_Black as Liquid 


7:00 to 8:30 pm, Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont

The culminating event of Feverish World will be an artist talk by painter, printmaker, videographer, and conceptual artist Torkwase Dyson. Dyson’s work crosses multiple currents and conceptual terrains including concerns with environmental justice and injustice, architecture, infrastructure, the politics of oil, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the flows of blood and water, modernist abstraction, and much more.

The talk is presented by the Molly Ruprecht Fund for Visual Arts.