The Production of Nature

Lauren Hudson in Williamsburg

Salon: An intimate class hosted in a member's living room.
Wed, Jan 15 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes   |   BYOB

Let's gather for an intimate living room Olio to discuss some overlooked ecological questions. If nature/natural resources are threatened at a global scale, who benefits when we think of solutions as individual?

0/15

Make this Olio happen. We need at least 15 signups in order to compensate the teacher fairly.

**If we don't reach our goal, we will refund the full price of your ticket.**

The Production of Nature

Jan. 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.   |   in Williamsburg

We think of nature as the pristine, untouched landscape, the idealized version of the earth before or simply without humans. We even build ‘shrines’--as geographer Cindi Katz says--to this nature in the form of local and national parks, wildlife preserves, land trusts, etc. However ‘nature’ has never been completely devoid of people, so how did we come to this ideology? Whose interests does it serve to view nature this way, and how does this view shape the way we manage our shared landscapes?

This Olio will discuss how the ‘production of nature’ has supported projects that have drastically changed our social landscape from the positive environmentalist movement of the progressive era, to global land grabs, population control, and corporate environmentalism. We will talk about the ways that the assumption of a ‘people-less’ nature shapes the ways we form solutions to climate crises. If nature/natural resources are threatened at a global scale, who benefits when we think of solutions as individual? Who benefits when our environmental discourse lays the blame at plastic straws?

Teacher: Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson is currently a doctoral candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center where she writes about anti-capitalist organizing among women in NYC.


Venue:

Hosted at a member's living room in Williamsburg. Address will be sent upon RSVP.

What is Think Olio?


Think Olio is here to put the liberation back into the liberal arts.

Classically, the liberal arts, were the education considered essential for a free person to take an active part in civic life. To counter a humanities that has been institutionalized and dehumanized we infuse critical thinking, openness, playfulness, and compassion into our learning experience.

Read more about our mission, our story, and how we are doing this.

Scenius Membership

If Friday night lectures, museum field trips, and living room salons sound like your kind of thing, then you've found your people. We can't wait to welcome you to the Think Olio Scenius. More info


Other Upcoming Olios


'I would die for you’: The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart

Location: at Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jamie Warren

Feb. 28, 2020, 7 p.m.

What America Still Doesn't Get About the Black Voter

Location: at Castle Clinton

Teacher: Ifeoma Ike

Feb. 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

Playing in the Tao

Location: at The William Vale

Teacher: Darryl Aiken-Afam

March 1, 2020, 3 p.m.

What is an Author?

Location: Williamsburg

Teacher: Jamie Warren

March 5, 2020, 7 p.m.

Psychosexual Cinema Club | Mulholland Drive

Location: at Work Heights | Electric

Teacher: Geoff Klock

March 10, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Romance & Autonomy

Location: Prospect Heights

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 11, 2020, 7 p.m.

Thomas Paine & the Roots of American Progressivism

Location: Flatiron

Teacher: Michael Crowder

March 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.


Stay in Touch


Instagram Mailing List Contact

Get Involved


Work Study Host an Olio

Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.