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This is Not My Culture – Watch and Work: Mother Trees and the Social Forest

September 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Watch and Work is a series of films and documentaries you can watch while artist Xstine Cook works on her Hub residency. Be welcome to bring along a project of your own. Please use the Eventbrite link to register.

Event 7: Tuesday September 19
7pm: Watch and Work: Free screening of a recording of forest ecologist Suzanne Simard’s talk on how trees communicate with fungi, and with each other.

Drop in and enjoy listening to a recording of Forest Ecologist Suzanne Simard talk where she reveals that trees are part of a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground mycorrhizal networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities, and share and exchange resources and support.

The talk will play as part of Xstine Cook’s Artist in Residency This is Not My Culture at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Cook will be working on her art during the screening, and attendees are welcome to bring along a project they want to work on while watching and listening to the talk.

Simard’s extraordinary research and tenacious efforts to raise awareness on the interconnectedness of forest systems, both above and below ground, has revolutionized our understanding of forest ecology. This increasing knowledge is driving a call for more sustainable practices in forestry and land management, ones that develop strategies based on the forest as a whole entity, not on trees as isolated individuals.

Mother Trees and the Social Forest was given on June 15, 02021 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series. The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand.

The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility. Our projects include a 10,000 Year Clock, endangered language preservation, thousand year+ data storage, and Long Bets, an arena for accountable predictions.

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Free screening of this pre-recorded talk is presented as part of Xstine Cook’s This is Not My Culture artist residency at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Xstine will be modifying and altering reclaimed commercial plastic packaging material into an artistic creation during the month of September.

The cSPACE Eau Claire Hub Artist in Residence program is supported by cSPACE Projects and The City of Calgary.

*Note that capacity is extremely limited.* If you sign up, please attend, or cancel your reservation so that others may.

Please consider a donation to Nature Conservancy of Canada


cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub
381 2 Avenue Southwest
Calgary,ABT2P 0C5Canada
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