The Multispecies Salon Spring 2011 – New York City

The Multispecies Salon Spring 2011 – New York City.


The Multispecies Salon is an art exhibit that has appeared galleries of San Francisco and New Orleans.  In the Spring of 2011 the Salon is coming to a repurposed office space at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.  Rather than being a static exhibit, the Multispecies Salon is starting a new lifecycle of growth and decay.

The Multispecies Salon is using art to address a series of interrelated questions:
Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are brought into schemes of biotechnology and dreams of biocapitalism? And finally, in the aftermath of disaster–in blasted landscapes that have been transformed by multiple catastrophes–what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?


Thursday, February 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5307
365 Fifth Ave (in between 34th & 35th Street), New York, NY 10016
Sponsored by the Mellon Science Studies Committee

Featuring art and artifacts from the Pretty Goat Guerrilla Dairy in New Orleans as well as conversation with intellectuals on the subject of raw milk. Cheeses, soap, and milk in a liquid form will be on offer. We will feature three presentations:

“R.A.W. Assmilk Soap”, Karin Bolender (Rural Alchemy Workshop)

“Human Cheese”, Miriam Simun (New York University)

“Policing People and Microbes: Raw Milk Economies in Post-Socialist Europe”, Diana Mincyte (Yale University)

For more information: Eben Kirksey, ekirksey (at), +1.212.817.709

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