Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen
03/30/2022 1-2:30 PM PDT | 3-4:30 PM CDT | 4-5:30 PM EDT In this event, led by Maintainers Movement Fellow Rheanna Chen, we looked at mushrooms as regenerative teachers for care, repair, and maintenance through the lens of a forest … More →
Announcing the Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen
What can we learn from fungi for a more caring and regenerative society and planet? The hope of this event is to inspire many about the regenerative role of mushrooms in the Tropics and beyond. There is much … More →
We were joined by Lidia Ponce de la Vega, Hispanic Studies Ph.D. Candidate at McGill University. Her presentation focused on the case study of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and discussing the possibilities for decolonizing online archives by exploring topics of human and nonhuman representation, diversity and inclusion, and equitable archival practices.
This month we continue to explore art and maintenance- we are joined by Lauren Callis, co-founder and executive director of Curiosity Studio, An Upcycled Closet , and art therapist. Her art practice is in painting and fiber arts. Lauren will be speaking with us about garment mending and the maintenance of this traditional skill set, made all the more important as more people seek to consume less and also connect more with their immediate personal worlds.
Interdisciplinary artist Elisabeth Nicula discussed the maintenance of her artistic practice and archives. Elisabeth is from Norfolk, Virginia, and her artwork is in conversation with nature. She is interested in seeing and being seen by the non-human world; abstracted scales of space and time; and poetics and memory.
This month’s conversation is about documentation, with special guest Kaitlin Newson! We’ll get into the actions, routines, and communities that are needed to support and maintain the documentation needs of information systems, from someone who’s a leader in making such work happen in decentralized, open-source environments.
Our meeting focused on information maintenance frameworks for Indigenous data sovereignty and the preservation of Indigenous cultural knowledge. Our panel of speakers represented perspectives from across the continuum of information maintenance, from Public Health to Librarianship, to Indigenous data governance.
The Information Maintainers is an open community dedicated to supporting the maintenance of information and those who manage, maintain, and preserve information systems. On September 25, we held our monthly meeting where we eschewed our usual guest-speaker structure to spend some time learning about information maintenance frameworks for Indigenous data sovereignty and the preservation of Indigenous cultural knowledge.
In the last few years, both popular and academic outlets have been paying renewed attention to the relationship between technology and work. Often framed through the so-called “future of work,” questions focus on how technological change shapes organizational change and whether new technologies will lead to unemployment and depressed wages.