Fish Story Talk and Artmaking Workshop in Memphis, TN (USA)

A pre-opening event for Memphis Social, at Crosstown Arts – Organizer: Aviva Rahmani, ecological artist

Address: 427 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38138 (USA) – Date: Monday, May 6, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Where do the lives of fish and people meet in Memphis? An evening of talk and artmaking will map the answers! Middle and high school students and community members welcome. The results will become part of a public exhibition at the Memphis College of Art. Please reserve your place. Refreshments will be served. (Suggested donation to cover materials and refreshments: $30.)

Registration details- – More info- – See also the Memphis Social calendar of events: click here

Update from Aviva Rahmani:

  • “Saturday, May 4th I’ll take a canoe trip with project team member Dr. Eugene Turner, down a section of the Wolf River.
  • Tuesday, May 7th, from 6:00-7:30pm at Crosstown Arts, I will lead an evening of participatory talk and performative drawing about Memphis waterways for young people, their families and local environmental activists. Refreshments will be served. Limited space, please RSVP to
  • Friday, May 10th from 5:00 -8:00pm at 477 South Main, The Hyde Gallery at the Nesin Graduate School Memphis College of Art (Downtown campus), an installation of the assembled insights and documentation from the river trek and workshop will be open to the public.
  • Saturday, May 11th from 2:00-3:00pm at 477 South Main, The Hyde Gallery at the Nesin Graduate School Memphis College of Art (Downtown campus), I will host an open, public webcast comparing bioregional habitat concerns. Webcast participants will include ecological art practitioners: Yvonne Senouf and Corinne Weber of M.E.L.D., curators of shows on global warming and endangered river systems; Amy Lipton, ecological art co-curator with Tricia Watts for ecoartspace; Juliette (Xiaoying) Yuan, Chinese curator of works that can only be experienced on line; artist Eve Andree Laramee who works on radioactivity; artist Ruth Hardinger whose work focuses on fracking; artist Lenore Malin who experienced Sandy in NYC; Fish Story team member Dr. Eugene Turner, wetlands biologist, restorationist and dead zone expert; Fish Story team member Dr. Jim White, a paleoecologist who identified the role of plants in mediating climate change, and Aviva Rahmani. The webcast will be recorded and available for download.”

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.