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Feverish World: Arts & Sciences of Collective Survival

A symposium and public arts event exploring ways to meet the challenges of the coming 50 years. For information, click on links elsewhere on this site.

Burlington Pheno(meno)logical Clock

How do we become better observers of the impacts of global processes (climatic, ecological, political-economic) on the phenological (eco-seasonal) and phenomenological (sensorial-experiential) worlds around us? How do we enhance our collective sensorium to enable us to redirect those processes toward more viable futures?

This project is being developed in collaboration with the Burlington PLACE Project and the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. It is inspired by Natalie Jeremijenko's Phenological xClock, with interactive crowdsourcing elements.

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Eco-media Mentoring

The EcoCulture Lab is currently partnering with Finn Yarbrough of Earth House Productions to offer creative and technical support to students and faculty who are using audio-visual media to explore socio-ecological relationships. Click for information on current projects.

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Bridging Burlington Divides

The Ecoculture Lab is interested in bridging academia's cultures -- of artists, scientists, humanists, policy wonks, engineers, and others -- and reaching across to the broader community of local citizens and activists. A key goal of the Feverish World Symposium is to introduce models of how such bridging efforts can be more successful, and to launch a series of activities toward this goal.

Speaker Series

2017 included visits by eco-artist/designer/wunderkind Natalie Jeremijenko, eco-justice activist Starhawk, environmental writer and critic John Elder, and a screening of "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock" with a panel discussion featuring Abenaki activists. Videos of talks are available on the Videos Page.

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6X Howl

The BASTA "6X Howl" was an artistic, musical, and culinary event accompanying UVM First Year Read author Elizabeth Kolbert's September, 2016, Ira Allen lecture on "The Sixth Extinction." Click here to read Rachel Jones's account from Seven Days.