Artist Residence Presentation - Nature Connection x Regenerative Culture
Time & Location
About the Event
A moment of 'working out loud' where the artist in residence, Joshua Glass, will present his in-progress artistic research on the intersection of nature connection and regenerative culture.
After 8 days of exploration, Joshua will share insights and drawings on the topic.
──── The presentation will occur in three parts, so please arrive on time: ⓵ Joshua will present his process (with tea and cake), ⓶ followed by an invitation to participate in an experience of nature connection and inter-personal inquiry in the forest of Moinhos do Dão. ⓷ and closing with a wrap-up and sharing of experience.
Join us for a deep dive into curiosity, conversation, nature connection, and of course, tea and cake!
⚡️ Essential information:
- Bring clothes for rain and footwear for a short forest walk. The outdoor part of the presentation will occur rain or shine.
- Location of the presentation: Moinhos do Dão Eco Quinta. The quinta is accessible by car from the village Vila Garcia (directions here). You can also choose to park your car by the nearby Monastery and enjoy the 20 min walk down into the Dão valley.
🧑🚀About the artist:
The work of Joshua Glass elaborates on the intersection of performance art + social experimentation + nature connection. He designs his offerings to be embodied so we can practice:
- exchanging with non-humans
- reviewing the boundaries of self and other
- coexisting in community
Recently, Joshua has produced participatory performances, community-building events, artistic installations, workshops, and a non-profit organization called The Treehouse Maastricht. The Treehouse was co-founded in 2018 in the Netherlands as a public coffeehouse for developing emotional integrity and silliness in the context of deep community. With The Treehouse, Joshua researched and implemented dynamic governance, microsolidarity (mutual-aid), and socially experimental dinners. In 2020, Joshua graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts program at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Currently, he's loosely based in Amsterdam.
While in residence at Moinhos do Dão, Joshua has continued his research within themes of regenerative culture, nature connection, and social design. He's been exploring questions including:
- Which nature-based practices strengthen a palpable, personal relationship with non-human beings?
- What's a regenerative lifestyle, why's it important, and how can I live one?
- How can I access and trust animate intelligence (i.e. non-rational) and foster an integrated intelligence to guide my actions?
Joshua's website: https://joshuaglass.net
🌞About the venue:
Moinhos do Dão – Eco Quinta is an old millers farm on the banks of Dão river. The terrain of the quinta is a patchwork of different ecosystems including endemic deciduous oak and chestnut forest, riparian forests and river floodplains. The focus of the quinta is on living in harmony with nature and this plays a key role in the way the quinta is managed and the activities that are developed. The interconnectedness with nature as it is experienced here is shared with guests, residents, volunteers and the local community.
Moinhos do Dão (MdD) hosts a small eco-toursim business, a residency program for artists and ecologists, organizes activities such as hiking weeks, writing workshops and yoga sessions. Since the beginning of 2021 MdD can also add the non-profit organization Ruralis to its activities. Ruralis is an association for rural regenerative development and sprung from the need to develop not-for-profit activities in the rural context.