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Event Series Event Series: FEMeeting Sister Labs

FEMeeting Sister Labs: Workshops

April 6 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm EDT

Join FEMeeting Sister Labs, a conference bringing together women in art, science and technology, for two days of speakers, workshops, and community activities. NATURE Lab hosts FEMeeting Sister Labs right here in North Central Troy, NY, welcoming local and international artists, scholars, students and community members.

April 5, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Speakers

April 6, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Workshops

  • 9:00am Coffee and light fare at The Sanctuary.
  • 9:30am FEM Tour of Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail, 3361 6th Ave: Join us for a tour of the Sanctuary’s campus, where abandoned buildings and lots have been transformed into a learning living laboratory. Walk with us as we celebrate our launch of the Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail, which embeds art, environmental justice, Indigenous history and legacy into an urban nature and multimedia walk along 6th Ave in North-Central Troy. Walk begins at the Sanctuary and moves across campus with tour guides Branda Miller, Kathy High, Ellie Irons and Azuré Keahi 
  • 10:00 – 11:30  NATURE Lab Workshop: Community Science in N. Central Troy, 3319 6th Ave: Meet the visionary women as they share community science projects in the North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology Lab, otherwise know as NATURE Lab (NL)! The Sanctuary’s community health and urban ecology research initiative, NL began in 2010 and continues into the future as a series of workshops and symposiums, alongside artist and scientist research residencies.
  • 12:15-1:45 Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail workshop, “L Lot,” 3305 6th Ave, “AILANTHUSxYUCCA: Clearing, Weaving, Opening”: Join in a hands-on workshop for confronting invasion, embracing diaspora, and clearing space for life among life. We will cut and process the vigorous shoots of the introduced tree of heaven, opening space to experiment with rooting yucca, a cordage plant we’d like to collaborate with as we build towards a fiber garden. 

FEMeeting is driven by the desire to develop and promote a more direct collaboration between women working at the intersection art, science, and technology. The conference aims to disseminate projects being undertaken by women worldwide and, as a result, to contribute to the development of art-science research methodologies and to the growth of cooperation strategies that can increase knowledge sharing and bring communities closer.

More about FEMeeting and Sister Labs

Launched in 2017, the conference “FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology” was driven by the desire to develop and promote more direct collaboration between individuals who identify themselves as Women, independently of their sex. The idea behind FEMeeting was orchestrated by the Portuguese artist Marta de Menezes and scholar Dalila Honorato, after realizing that women in the field of Art and Science have an unquestionable presence worldwide. 

In 2021, FEMeeting Sister Labs launched as an hybrid model of interaction between local and global, between digital and physical: where FEMeeting members address to the community of women in art, science and technology an invitation to their lab spaces.

Discover the lab spaces already presented by FEMeeting members through Sister Labs and learn more about the community of women in art, science and technology! Check out Sister Lab around the World!

We are particularly interested in hearing about the experiences of BIPOC, trans women, non-binary women, and gender queer women, and people living with disabilities.

This event is curated by iEAR Presents! and is made possible in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This event is a collaboration between the iEAR Presents!series with support from RPI’s ARTS department and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, and from the New York State Council for the Arts/ NYSCA, with The Sanctuary for Independent Media, and is a featured project of the NEA Our Town “Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail” creative placemaking grant.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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