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There is a lot going on in the world. We cannot do it all. Not to mention: the times are urgent… we must slow down. That being said, we would still like you to know about some of the electrifying, worlds-worlding, side-eye-glancing, upside-down and inside-out events and occurrences that ten is hosting, supporting or uplifting.

Báyò Akómoláfé at Twenty Summer x Atmos Gathering

Báyò Akómoláfé at Twenty Summer x Atmos Gathering

{Báyò event}

WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm EDT
WHERE:
20Sx Atmos Gathering | Hawthorne Barn | Provincetown | Massachusetts | U.S.A.

The ecological crisis is only a symptom of a deeper spiritual disconnect, one that must be mended to heal the whole. In this conversation bridging the spiritual and ecological, we will hear from Atmos editor-in-chief Willow Defebaugh and philosopher, writer, and founder of The Emergence Network, Báyò Akómoláfé, as they invite us into a deeper understanding about the transmutations and murmurations our world is faced with today. 

Learn more: https://www.20summers.org/s11/atmoskeynote
Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20s-x-atmos-keynote-bayo-akomolafe-tickets-878548180257

Vunja! Dreaming Together Communal Sensing Series - Session IV

Vunja! Dreaming Together Communal Sensing Series - Session IV

{ten private event}

WHO: Dancing with Mountains Vunja! and ten
WHEN:
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 8:30pm – 10:00pm IST
WHERE: Online everywhere

Times are changing, and new senses are required to be in generative response to the more-than-human dynamics afoot. One of the ways we are doing this as a learning cohort is to attempt an ambitious organizing of multiple communities around the world to host a trans-local concert of sorts. Check out this experimental video from Dancing with Mountains artist-in-residence, Krista Dragomer, inquiring into the nature of a carnival.

Register for the May Dreaming  Together session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscOyvpjssG9LX0DUIBQPW6FUZorfG7ljD

Becoming Crew x Báyò Akómoláfé: The Age of Fugitivity

Becoming Crew x Báyò Akómoláfé: The Age of Fugitivity

{Báyò event}

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm BST
WHERE:
Online everywhere

The session will be a live dialogue with Báyò, hosted by Dan Burgess, with space for questions from attendees. Báyò offers the frame ‘The Age of Fugitivity’ for this event – opening up an exploration of ‘the terrain of whiteness’, ‘white stability’, ‘becoming black’ and other provocations. Dan and Báyò will speak to the unknowingness of these unravelling times and explore the invitation into fugitivity, stepping away from the highway of modernity and letting go of the illusion of control. How might we compost & re-imagine the dominant story of our times, the story of our separation?

Learn more: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thespaceshipdotearth/1227691

Wisdoms of Water: Mythology, Memory & Freedom

Wisdoms of Water: Mythology, Memory & Freedom

{ten Kinship Event}


WHO:
advaya
WHEN: May 28th – July 4th, 2024 | A six-week course
WHERE: Online everywhere

Our lives are deeply connected with water. From bodies to oceans, to rivers, to blood, water is everywhere; a connector, healer, and facilitator. To understand water means understanding our existence, where we are, and where we are going. Join this online course curated and facilitated by Virginia Vigliar, and dive into the spiritual realms of water, discovering the deep sea and the memories it holds. Visit this post on ten’s Instagram to receive a partner discount code for this and other advaya courses. 

Learn more and register here: https://advaya.life/courses/wisdoms-of-water

Báyò Akómoláfé at Garrison Institute

Báyò Akómoláfé at Garrison Institute

{Báyò event}

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT
WHERE:
Online everywhere

In a world increasingly driven by technological advancements, the conversation around artificial intelligence often centers on its capabilities to advance our productivity. This forum aims to reframe the discussion by delving into the spiritual and imaginative dimensions of our relationship with AI. Dr. Báyò Akómoláfé and Dr. Angel Acosta will guide us through a contemplative exploration of how AI can inspire new ways of thinking about our relationship with technology, spirituality, and the interconnectedness of all beings.

Learn more: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/event/artificial-intelligence-and-our-spiritual-imagination/

100 Acres

100 Acres

{ten Kinship Event}


WHO:
Erin Manning
WHEN: May 31st – June 22nd, 2024 | Private Opening: May 31, 2024 | 6:00pm BST
WHERE: Richard Saltoun Gallery | London | UK

Richard Saltoun Gallery presents 100 Acres, the first solo exhibition of Canadian cultural theorist, political philosopher and artist, Erin Manning, in the UK and at a private gallery. Dr. Manning also sits on ten’s Visionary Council.

100 Acres is a site-specific installation encompassing the entire gallery, composed of two twenty-five yard cuts of monks cloth that are sewn, embroidered, knotted and tufted. Manning’s practice is predominantly textile-based and relationally-oriented, often participatory, with a strong pedagogical interest.

Learn more: https://www.richardsaltoun.com/exhibitions/125-erin-manning-100-acres/

Qarrtsiluni Mondays with An Infection

Qarrtsiluni Mondays with An Infection

{ten private event}


WHO:
ten and An Infection Regional Conveners of Fungal Knots
WHEN:
Monday, June 3, 2024 | 11:00am – 12:30pm CST
WHERE: Online everywhere

Qarrtsiluni is the Inuit practice of sitting silently in the darkness together, without a plan or agenda, and waiting – expectantly – for something to happen. The Inuits used this to describe their ritual of finding new songs to honour a whale each year. ten is engaging in the experimental practice of virtual qarrtsilunis with the nascent commonwealth of bewilderment known as An Infection. We are 50 regional conveners of place-based “knots” interested in postactivist practice and experiments in post-humanist sanctuary-building. We are simply allowing ourselves to become present, curious and still to sense into the collective field of An Infection and, perhaps, discover what it might be.

To learn more about An Infection, send us an email: info@emergencenetwork.org.

May We Live in Interesting Times

May We Live in Interesting Times

{Báyò event}

WHO: Hosted by the Schumacher Center for New Economies
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 2024 | 1:30pm – 5:00pm EDT
WHERE: Saint James Place | Great Barrington | Massachusetts | U.S.A.

One of the stickiest assumptions about being a modern self is that “we” always have a choice. It’s our inalienable right to choose, we hear. But what happens when choice starts misbehaving? In 2024, half of the planet’s human citizen-subjects will be heading to the polling booths to make their choices known. However, something about the reported intensification of distrust in democratic institutions, the oversimplification of politics into “us” versus “them” (bolstered by social media), the unmatchable forces of the posthuman disruption and climate collapse, makes this go-around particularly interesting.

Learn more: https://centerforneweconomics.org/events/bayo-akomolafe-may-we-live-in-interesting-times/