Sounding Care
Join us for an evening of reading, listening, and reflecting on these questions together. Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis will bring together contributions of words and sounds from various writers, artists, and scientists. No advance preparation required; readings and listening selections will be provided. All are welcome! 

Sounding Care is part of Learning Endings, a multi-part project by artists and researchers Patty Chang, Astrida Neimanis, and Aleksija Neimanis. Through a series of events, gatherings, research, and discussions, Learning Endings brings together local communities, scientists, artists, and humanities researchers to consider ecologies of care in a time of endings, with a focus on stranded marine mammals. Sounding Care will lead up to their walkshop in September, a walking tour at a local site related to a marine mammal stranding. This community event will provide an opportunity for participants to collectively reflect on mutual care, death and intimacy in relation to oceans. 

Sounding Care is presented by the Artist Fellowship Program, which is intended to advance artistic inquiry through the mutual exchange between invited artists and the larger University of Washington community. It is designed as a generative program that promotes dynamic collaboration and facilitates artistic development, aligning the Henry's commitment to innovation and inquiry with the University's standing as a leader in research. The content of Sounding Care emerged from conversations developed through the Artist Fellowship Program with artists and the greater UW community: Charlotte Coté, Associate Professor in American Indian Studies; William Wilcock, Professor in School of Oceanography; and AF Jones of Laminal Audio.   

Learning Endings Collaborators:  

Patty Chang is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator who uses performance, video, installation, and narrative forms when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, colonial legacies, the environment, large-scale infrastructural projects, and impacted subjectivities. She teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

Astrida Neimanis is a feminist cultural theorist. Her research focuses on human-water relationships and climate catastrophe as a symptom of corrupted social and cultural relations. She is currently Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Environmental Humanities at UBC Okanagan, on the unceded lands of the Syilx Okanagan people. Her most recent book is Bodies of Water (2017). 

Aleksija Neimanis is a veterinary pathologist and researcher who works with wildlife health and disease surveillance at the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden. She frames wildlife health findings within a One Health context, in which human, animal, and ecosystem health are all connected, to help inform policy.
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