Events

Fall 2017

US EPA RESEARCH-A-THON: WHO HAS AGENCY
October 28, 2017 | 2-5pm
Want to better understand and sense your federal environmental bureaucracy, the US EPA*? Join us for an afternoon of participatory research at the Environmental Performance Agency** headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (More Info)

NAKED EAR: MOBILE LISTENING KIT WORKSHOP
November 18, 2017 | 10am – 6pm
The workshop will introduce participants to the world of sound art, while providing techniques for making tools for creating these experiences. This will include the fabrication of hand-made microphones and amplifiers for use in installations, performances, and scientific research. The goal of the workshop is to take these tools into the field and use them for artistic investigation and public engagement.

FERTILIZING FIRE CIRCLE
December 1, 2017 | 5pm-12am

fertilizing fire circle is a night of embodied storytelling and performance invoking “a radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans”*. This ritual celebration will mark the end of a 5 year lease at 1067 Pacific Street** in Crown Heights, Brooklyn — an urban lot turned urban weeds ecosystem through ongoing experimental art practices that led to the founding of the artist collective EPA – Environmental Performance Agency.

We invite you to listen and move with us as we say goodbye to this land, acknowledge the agency of the urban weeds, and together fertilize relationships with land, food and (bio)diversity, while also experimenting with new narratives for decolonizing, healing, and belonging. All with the shared purpose of countering monocultures (burn it down!).

Beginning at dusk and continuing until midnight, fertilizing fire circle invites the audience to be part of making fire, keeping fire, cooking with fire, and building community around fire. Over the course of the evening the audience will be guided through performative narration and intimate encounters created by EPA artists Andrea Haenggi, Catherine Grau, Christopher Kennedy, Ellie Irons and invited guests and storytellers. (More info)

EPA SUMMIT
September 23, 2017 | 10-5pm
A cross-disciplinary gathering bringing together artists, thinkers, scientists and others in the fields of urban ecology, art, dance, movement and performance to explore the possibility of embodied research, and the value of urban weeds as collaborators, guides and mentors. (More Info)

COLLECTIVE WEED IMPROVISATION JAM
Each Improv Jam explores sensorial, bodily and affective situations where the human cellular body and plant cellular body is a site for inquiry for movement, research and dance that supports a world beyond human.

Select Sundays, 2-5pm:
December 10 | TBA
November 12 | Emergent Strategy with Kimberly Reinhardt
October 8 | Making Time For Soil with Moira Williams (More Info)
September 10 | Somatic Support Structures in Times of Crisis (More Info)
August 13 | Urban Weeds Guide to Border Crossing (More Info)
July 9 | CRACK the Patriarchy (More Info)
June 11 | Decolonize (More Info)

Summer 2017

EPA GARDEN OPEN STUDIOS
August 19-20th, 2-8pm
July 15-16th, 2-8pm
June 17-18th, 2-8pm

EPA OPENING CEREMONY
June 4th, 5-6pm
Join us for the opening of the EPA headquarters in Crown Heights at 1067 PacificPeople. We will collectively cut the ribbon, explore the urban weeds community garden and officially open the EPA research space, which will host artistic projects throughout the summer and fall. Drinks to follow after the ceremony (BYOB please!) and for informal discussions of the proposal to dismantle the US EPA, the Paris Climate Accord, local/regional issues, and how this will impact our shared home. Download Press Release (PDF)

All events take place at the EPA Headquarters at 1067 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY.