Parliament of Corona Animals 

4/06/2020 - 15:29

A mini-symposium on viral response-abilities, interspecies solidarity, and animals as political subjects, with a presentation by Eva Meijer, a performative lecture by Marit Mihklepp, and the book launch of Bestiary of Corona Animals by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.
 
Saturday 13 June 2020, 14:00–16.00
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A Tale of a Tub is pleased to invite to a series of presentations on viral response-abilities, interspecies solidarity, and animals as political subjects. Whereas the corona pandemic has so far predominantly been treated as a single species act of human survival and subsistence, we feel it is urgent to start discussing a more holistic grounding, taking into account interspecies solidarity and communication that lacks behind in current debates. From Wuhan’s wet market for wild animal trade, to increasing monocultural agriculture and deforestation, as well as the radical depletion of life forms and loss of biodiversity, it becomes essential to stipulate limits to growth and relational frames between human and non-human life forms, for which the current pandemic may be considered a timely warning. Could we start thinking of animals not as rights-bearing subjects but as political subjects, whilst seeking a type of worlding that provides an equal footing for humans and non-humans? From the isolation of thinking and acting in an anthropocentric vacuum, to a world continuum.

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