Pre-Symposium Events


sunday Oct. 14: abenaki harvest celebration

A day of celebrating the harvest with members of Vermont’s Abenaki community. Begins at 12:00pm with roundtable discussions on new directions in Indigenous culture in Vermont with Chiefs and tribal leaders, Abenaki arts, and lectures. Fred Wiseman speaks on “Seeds of Renewal” at 4:00 pm. A ticketed evening celebration (by advance admission) goes from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St., Burlington. More information here.


Oct. 15-19: SCULPTING “MINIMUm Monument”

Participatory sculpting of Minimum Monument with Nele Azevedo, 1:00-6:00 pm daily. Williams Hall, University of Vermont. (Please pre-register for at least 3 volunteer hours.)

Monday Oct. 15: SECTOR MASH: Tech + Art

Sector Mash: Where Innovators in Tech Meet Innovators in Art. 5:00-9:00 pm, Generator, 40 Sears Lane, Burlington. Information here.


wednesday oct. 17: bruno latour’s “gaia 2.0” proposal

An open discussion of two recent articles by Bruno Latour and Timothy Lenton, “Gaia 2.0: Could humans add some level of awareness to Earth's self-regulation?" from the journal Science, and “Extending the domain of freedom, or why Gaia is so hard to understand” (forthcoming in Critical Inquiry, available upon request). 1:30 pm, John Dewey Lounge, The Old Mill, UVM


thursday Oct. 18: Lionel Delevingne “To the village square”

"To the Village Square: from Montague to Fukushima," reception and artist talk. 5:30-6:30 pm, McCarthy Art Gallery, St. Michael’s College, Colchester


thursday Oct. 18: Michele burgess on “The Stewardship of History”

“The Stewardship of History” Reconfiguring the Markings of Time," a presentation on "The Stratigraphic Archives" by Michele Burgess. 5:30 pm, Marsh Room, Billings Library, UVM


friday Oct. 19: Pauline Jennings “BECOMING HUMAN”

Opening of exhibition by Burlington City Arts artist-in-residence Pauline Jennings. 6:00-8:00 pm, BCA Center, Church Street