The Ark / Grace Ndiritu
Sunday 9th July 2017, 10:00 a.m



During this first moment of the project which is closed to the public, they will only be able to follow what is happening inside The Ark using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Otherwise, the week will conclude with a public programme on the Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July 2017 :


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, Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez & Kayla Anderson

Peace and Security
by Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin, Petra Carman & Eric Heist

2  - 4 p.m.   --   Afternoon Session

Spirituality and Economics
by Gleb Vyacheslavovich Toropchin, Petra Carman & Kayla Anderson

Community and Culture
by Margaret A. McLaren, Kayla Anderson & Edgardo I. Garrido-Perez




FREE ENTRANCE, booking requested



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