OlioHouse Finale | The Problem with the End of the World

Painting by Michael Prettyman, "Kali Yuga"

​The final OlioHouse weekend in Wassaic is upon us! We'll be going out in style with some topical Olios, live music, swimming, dancing and a Sunday foraging workshop with our favorite chef from the Lantern Inn. We hope you'll join us for the end or maybe just the beginning of OlioHouse.

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​"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca

Ever since there has been a world, people have predicted its end. It is if every age glimpses the horizon of its own demise, then thinks it’s self unique in this predicament. Eschatology, the study of the end of the world, can give us glimpses into the ways in which particular some societies have imagined their own end. The historical pattern of end of the world thinking reveals a truth: the world does not end. In this olio, we will contrast several examples of world-ending philosophy and myth with an eye towards what this might say about our assumptions of cosmogony and the nature of time. We will then take a gentle look at our own world, and ourselves, seeking to locate our moment and our meaning in the vast dance of time. The weekend will consist of two Olios ripe with discussion, and an exercise in somatic knowledge at night, around a bonfire, in the woods.





Location: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

296 Old Rte 22, Wassaic, NY 12592

This is our gorgeous home up in Wassaic, NY. We hold weekend seminars and welcome members of our scenius for creative residencies and projects. It is located less than a 20 min walk from the Metro North station in Wassaic and 2 hours from Grand Central. We are the proud neighbors of the Wassaic Project.




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Other upcoming Olios


Aug 20

Dementia Americana: The Persistence of Forgetting

Taught by Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $15

Aug 21

Prospect Park Philosophy | Art vs. Reality

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:15 p.m. at Prospect Park (Grand Army Entrance)

Sign Up - $15

Aug 21

Philosophy Club | "God is Dead"

Taught by Jeanne Proust
8 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15

Aug 22

Margaret Fuller, Beethoven, and Revolution in the Minds of Women

Taught by Christina Katopodis
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Aug 28

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships: The Interplay of Yin & Yang

Taught by Darryl Aiken-Afam
7 p.m. at The Assemblage | NoMad

Sign Up - $15

Sep 17

Mediated Intimacy: The Dating App Landscape

Taught by Pani Farvad
7 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15

Sep 19

* Sold Out * OlioTrip | Cienfuegos, Cuba

Taught by Teresita Levy
10 a.m. at Cienfuegos, Cuba

Sign Up - $


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