Multi-Species Survival in the Ruins of Humanism: Environmental Lunchtime Discussion

How to create a multispecies city where nonhuman species feel at home? How to cultivate urban ecological alternatives from ruins? This week, we have invited artist, urban interventionist and beekeper Marius Presterud to share his experiences working with the Oslo Apiary & Aviary.

Artwork: Gold coated maple tree seeds on a smooth surface
Photo: Oslo Apiary and Aviary

Marius Presterud (1980) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo and Berlin, who works across a variety of media. He has toured Europe as a poet, as well as performed at established galleries, such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany, and Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway. In 2018, he debuted at Norway's 131. National Art Exhibition, showing sculptural and ecoventionist works. Common themes throughout his work are a focus on selfhood, significant otherness and societal health.

Oslo Apiary & Aviary works in the overlap between art and urban husbandry; Feeding birds, growing worms, keeping bees, growing trees.

About the event

The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 10-15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We will invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee will be served.

Tags: Environmental Humanities, HF, IKOS, OSEH, Climate Change, Environment
Published May 5, 2019 1:57 PM - Last modified May 29, 2019 4:45 PM