Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017

[ All this programme could be modified ]

Saturday 8th July 2017

5 - 7 p.m.   --   Party for the Animals (PFTA), public performance

Led by Urara Tsuchiya (artist and performer, Japan) and Anna Tanner (artist and performer, USA) along with The Ark participants. On the streets of Aubervillers The Ark will present a playful, cheeky, interactive performance entitled Party for the Animals (PFTA). It will use the visual language of political protests such as placard signs and costumes, to highlight its Reverse Darwinism campaign to bring extinct animals back to life.

7 - 9.45 p.m.   --   Barbecue with DJ set at les Laboratoires

DJ music - Tropical Bass, Electro and World Music
Bring your instruments if you want to join and jam!

9.45 - 11.30 p.m.  --  Outdoor Film Screening A Quest For Meaning at Les Laboratoires

A Quest For Meaning, director Nathanaël Coste and Marc de la Ménardière
Original French Language with English subtitles. Two childhood friends travel the world to meet some of the greatest thinkers of our time. This incredible voyage, full of moments of doubt and moments of joy, will lead them to question the very beliefs that have shaped Western civilization. This film captures the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.


Sunday 9th July 2017

10 a.m.  --  Public Purification Ritual

Members of the public will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be participant in The Ark by taking part in a mass group purification ritual before entering the conference.

Academic Roundtable

Led by moderator Grace Ndiritu (arist and designer of the project), with The Ark academics Petra Carman (sociologist on Criminal Forensics, New Age communities & Cults,  Slovenia), Kayla Anderson (theorist - Anthropocene &  Future communities involving queer & race theory & inter-species relationships, USA), Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez (Biologist - Plants and Human Cultures, Panama/Ecuador), Margaret A. McLaren (Gender & Third World Feminism philosopher, USA), Katia Laura Sidali (sociologist - Corporate theft of indigenous knowledge in the Amazon rainforest), Eric Heist (artist - History of communities and Biosphere lineage) & Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin (Economist BRIC & intercultural dialogues, Russia)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   --   Morning Session

Ecology and Capitalism by Eric Heist & Margaret A. McLaren
Peace and Security by Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin & Petra Carman

2  - 4 p.m.   --   Afternoon Session

Spirituality and Economics by Petra Carman & Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez
Community and Culture by Kayla Anderson & Margaret A. McLaren