In light of the urgency on the climate change issue, and while governments and corporations have been ignoring it for decades now without wanting (most often) to take any responsibility on the matter, women farmers have been mobilising their means and knowledge to carry out the work of repair. I believe this kind of resistance front to climate change should be enhanced, learned from and worked with intensively.
How do these communities of farmers, each in their own context, organise their communal life and live together with nature and non-human species while maintaining a certain power balance and without disrupting each other’s ecologies? If one also thinks about the land, and the possibility for this land to be cured from a history of marginalisation, mistreatment and drought, what can one imagine as ways to cure this land? How can the land offer a possibility for a “worker” of the land to approach, re-work and repair the land, while at the same time repairing oneself, one’s own body and relationship to the earth.
This convention will take the form of an assembly bringing together women farmers from Syria, Lebanon, Mexico, India, Poland, Denmark and Greece, where they will be asked to exchange knowledge around their various cooperatives and communes in general, and their agricultural tools and methodologies in particular.
The assembly will unfold into public presentations and in conversation with ecofeminists, philosophers, scientists and climate activists.
The conclusion will consist of a screening of two parts of Marwa Arsanios’ film Who is afraid of ideology?, as well as the concert of a group Kompost. The Convention will be accompanied by the choral commentary of the Polin Choir which is one of the constituting elements of the polyphonic manifesto for the future – a musical piece that will be heard in its entirety on 23 June.
Wzmacniamy front oporu wobec zmian klimatycznych! Razem z Marwa Arsanios oraz ekorolniczkami z Syrii, Libanu, Meksyku, Kolumbii, Francji i Polski odnawiamy związek z Ziemią i pytamy, czy „uprawiając” ziemię mamy szanse na jej „naprawę”.Sobotnia Konwencja rolniczek, projekcja nowego filmu Marwy Arsanios "Kto się boi ideologii?" oraz koncert zespołu Kompost to tylko część wydarzeń w ramach rozpoczynającego się dziś na Zorganizujmy swoją przyszłość! — Biennale Warszawa 2019 bloku związanego ze środowiskiem. Zapraszamy!
Opublikowany przez Biennale Warszawa Czwartek, 13 czerwca 2019