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“Conserving Active Matter”: Indigenous Ontologies, Materials Science, & Response/Discussion Sessions Recap

Posted by swang
12 Dec 2017 03:55

The afternoon panels of the “Conserving Active Matter” symposium presented perspectives from Indigenous Ontologies and Materials Science. This was followed by a Response and Discussion session with the Monday night speakers to end the symposium.

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"Conserving Active Matter": Introduction, History, Philosophy Sessions Recap

Posted by swang
08 Dec 2017 04:54

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Left: Sourdough starter. Right: Lionel Poilâne of Poilâne Bakery, Paris. Screenshot from Ittai Weinryb's slides.

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"Conserving Active Matter", the next 5 years of BGC's Mellon supported "Cultures of Conservation" Initiative

Posted by swang
01 Dec 2017 15:43

Over the next 5 years, Bard Graduate Center and collaborators at the Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques of the Humboldt University in Berlin (Cluster Bild. Wissen. Gestaltung), and the Conservation & Scientific Research Department of Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are pursuing an agenda to understand the implications of “active matter” for the theory and practice of conservation.

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An Intern's Perspective: Summer Internship with MOCHE Inc and Cultures of Conservation

Posted by swang
17 Oct 2017 19:43

From June 25 to July 25, I joined the Conservation Internship Program organized by MOCHE, Inc. Based in Huanchaco, Peru, it emphasized conservation of archaeological textiles in combination with excavation fieldwork, archaeological site and museum visits, and safe storage management.

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