Multispecies Tailgate

A Discussion On Survival & Syncretic Biocultural Lifeways

Monkey Wrench Books 110 East North Loop. Austin, TX.
Sunday, October 5th 6:30-8:30 pm. 2014

Featuring readings and discussions of four just released books:

Aesop’s Anthropology: A Multispecies Approach, by John Hartigan
Agitating Images: Photography against History in Indigenous Siberia, by Craig Campbell
The Multispecies Salon, edited by Eben Kirksey
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging False Promise of Genetic Science, by Kim Tallbear.


These authors are innovating new ways to work with images, to think about indigeneity, and to recognize the nonhumans that shape our daily lives. A lively discussion will ensue. We’ll be making of Acorn Mush with some words about survival and syncretic biocultural lifeways. Scott Webel (Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata) will be presenting on local figs and the multispecies community of consumers that converge on the tree. Tamara Becerra Valdez (Folklorica) will share excerpts from her workshop on wildcrafting and Craig Campbell will report on pecans and the urban foraging scene.

Poster: 2014 Multispecies Tailgate


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