Landscapes are not backdrops
for historical action: they
are themselves active.
The Mushroom at the End of the World:
On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins,
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
My primary areas of research are Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the military-industrial complex, queer theory, sci-fi, ecology and postcolonial studies
I conduct my research with acedemia and media, as well as on-site residencies in which I record natural environments and get to know the landscape intimately.
I read & teach Speculative Fiction in the form of A Sci-Fi Curriculum, a multimedia reading group I run 4 times a year in universities, galleries, and online.
Recent reading list
We Are All At Sea / Astrida Neimanis
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace / Adam Curtis
From Matter of Fact to Matter of Concern / Bruno Latour
The Politics of Planting / Shaul Ephraim Cohen
Nature, Displacement and the Anthropocene in Palestine: A View From the Already Extinct / Ruba Salih
Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation / Eyal Weizman
Picnic on Paradise / Joanna Russ
The Mushroom at the End of the World / Anna Tsing
Staying With The Trouble / Donna Haraway
Experiments in Imagining Otherwise / Lola Olufemi
The Dispossessed / Ursula K. LeGuin
Wild Seed / Octavia Butler
Annihilation / Jeff Vandermeer
Dreamsnake / Vonda N. McIntyre
Dark Emu / Bruce Pascoe
Women Who Run With the Wolves / Clarissa Pinkola Estés
A Sci-Fi Curriculum is a multimedia reading group discussing womxn and BIPOC Speculative Fiction with a queer lens. We get together once every 3 months to discuss an ecology of books, films and artworks, often in conjunction to physical shows, events and artist talks.
Session 1 (April 2022):
🌿 Entangling the Forest 🪱Discussing Ursula Le Guin's The Word for World is Forest, All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace by Adam Curtis, and Re-reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s SF: The Daoist Yin Principle in Ecofeminist Novels by Amy Chan Kit-Sze
Session 2 (July 2022):
💭 Speech to Realities 👽Discussing Timothy Morton’s Hyperobject, Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin, and Arrival (2016), ft. an artist talk by Sherie Sitauze
Session 3 (October 2022):
🦑 Glitch, Mutate, Dissolve to Water ❄️Discussing Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, We Are All At Sea by Astrida Neimanis, Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russel, and listening to Triptych (1978) by Eliane Radigue, ft food & drink by culinary artist Fenella Brereton.