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Joshua ramey

Joshua is a philosopher, writer, and professor at Grinnell College.  His work addresses issues in contemporary politics, economics, culture, and spirituality.  He is the author of Politics of Divination:  Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency(Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and The Hermetic Deleuze:  Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (Duke University Press, 2012).  While in residence, Joshua is teaching a five-week course, What do We Owe Each Other?, and curating a free guest lecture series which includes the contemporary thinkers Aron Dunlop and Cleo Kearns.

The space we make 

The Space We Make is a multidisciplinary performance company that has been creating site-specific work in the Adirondacks and New York City for the past five years. Co-founded and directed by dancer/choreographer Simon Thomas-Train and writer/musician Caitlin Scholl, both Adirondack natives, The Space We Make is committed to bringing high-level performance and innovative, immersive art forms to North Country audiences.

While in residence at Craigardan, TSWM will create and shoot a place-based performance film exploring sensory cinematic mapping and narratives (or non-narratives) inherent in landscape. They will immerse themselves in the sweeping scale and minute details of the landscape through their unique brand of interdisciplinary practice, utilizing the capacity of the camera to offer focused, fresh perspective on the property and its residents. Ephemeral eco-art installations (their set) will be left behind to be explored long after they leave, and ultimately will become part of the landscape itself. As part of their project, their artists will teach a series of workshops in which participants will help them research the land through various mediums, and create content ⎯ either directly or indirectly ⎯ for their films.

www.thespacewemake.com

Amy l. Seidel

Amy is the Associate Director of Environmental Studies and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Vermont. She is an ecologist and author of two books of non-fiction: Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World and Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming, both published by Beacon Press. Amy received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Vermont. She teaches courses in climate change, sustainability, and environmental literature and is currently at work on a piece of eco-fiction.