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Technoshamanism in Aarhus – Rethink Ancestrality and Technology
August 12 @ 14:00 - 22:00
TECHNOSHAMANISM MEETING IN AARHUS – OPEN CALL
On August 12, 2017 from 14:00 to 22:00 there will be a technoshamanism meeting in Dome of Visions, Aarhus.
The purpose of the meeting is to unite people who are interested in the combination of DIY technologies such as free software and permaculture with ancestral, ancestorfuturist and shamanistic practices. We are calling all the cyborgs, witches, heretics, technoshamans, programmers, hackers, artists, alchemists, thinkers and everyone who might be curious to join us and explore the possiblities of combining ancestral and indigenous worldviews with the looming disasters of the anthropocene.
If you feel attracted by the combination of these terms, techno + shamanism and ancestrality + futurism and if you’re worried about the destruction of the Earth and the hegemony of capital and neoliberal ontologies, this event is for you. In view of Aarhus’ slogan as European Cultural Capital of 2017, the theme of this event could be: Rethink ancestrality and technology!
We welcome all proposals for rituals, musical and artistic performances, talks, discussions and technological workshops. Please send your proposal to email@example.com.
The proposal needs to be short (250 words) with your web site (if any) and a short bio.
The verbal talks will be structured as roundtable discussions with several participants which are recorded and simultaneously live streamed as Internet radio.
* TECHNOSHAMANISM – What is it?
* Ancestrality and ancestrofuturism
* Experiences from the II International Festival and other events
* Immigration and new ontologies arriving in Europe
* Self-organizing with free software and DIY technology
* Your proposal!
PERFORMANCE AND RITUAL
A collaborative DIY ritual to end the event – bring costumes, proposals, visual effects, ideas and musical instruments.
We welcome proposals for all kinds of performance, rituals and narratives along the lines of this open call – all proposals to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we have received your proposals, we will curate them and publish a detailed program around August 1, for the discussions and workshops as well as for the rituals.
WHO ARE WE?
This encounter is organized by Carsten Agger, Beatriz Ricci, Fabiane M. Borges and Ouafa Rian.
TECHNOSHAMANISM – THE NETWORK
Tecnoshamanism is an international network for people interested in living out their ideas in everyday life while focusing on open science, open technology, free and DIY cosmological visions and feel the necessity of maintaining a strong connection to the Earth as a living, ecological organism.
In recent years, we have had meetings in Spain, England, Denmark, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland. In November 2016, we had the II International Festival of Tecnoxamanism in the indigenous Pataxó village of Pará in Bahia, Brazil. The purpoose of this meeting is to discuss technoshamanism as outlined above and to strengthen and grow this network, hopefully reaching out to new partners in Denmark and beyond. The network is based in Brazil but draws inspiration from all over the world.
You can find nmore information on technoshamanism in these articles:
Vision for bæredygtige fremtider: Our network is concernec by the problems represented by the anthropocene and with modern people’s lack of connection with the Earth. Thus, two important components of our practices are:
* Permaculture – food and ressource economy respecting nature and rebuilding Earth’s ressources
* Collaboration with indigenous people, e.g. the Pataxó in Bahia and the Guaraní in São Paulo, Brazil, in order to learn from their ancestral traditions and connectedness to the Earth, and in order to support them in their struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life in the modern world.
Vision for fremtidens by: Our network operates with both optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future, and this also affects our visions for future cities.
Today, the biggest problem with European cities are their monoculture, their drab sameness and limited visions, and their ecological footprint. For each big city on Earth, huge areas in the countryside are dedicated to devastating monocultures of soy and wheat.
Our network wishes to reintroduce a true diversity of ontologies and to reconnect people to Earth. Cities would thus, ideally
* Contain many more and new forms of cultural expression and shamanisms
* Be more or less self-sufficient regarding food, water and energy in accordance with permaculture principles.