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About Ecopoetics Workshop

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Ecopoetics Workshop is a movable residency and workshop program dealing with ecopoetical themes and practice. 
Our standard model is a two-week collaborative, creative, and critical group exploration within a natural environment.

Ecopoetics Workshop is an opportunity to bring existent work and thinking about ecopoetics into vibrant localities wherein poets, artists, system designers, architects, and biologists have been thinking about the relationship between humans and nature for centuries. 

The next Ecopoetics Workshop will take place in the Taleggio Valley, Italy in July 2023. 

The Taleggio Valley is famous for its cheese, which is traditionally made by hand from cows grazing in its hilly pastures. The style of this cheese evolved to withstand the time it took to transport it from the Valley along the winding paths of the river Enna to market in the Brembana Valley, and Bergamo further afield. In recent years, however, the global nature of the food industry has dictated that most Taleggio cheese is made outside of the Valley.


We might say it's attained a globular aesthetic, removed from the necessities of its historical origin. To what effect, we ask. 

The Taleggio Valley is the home of the Nature, Art, and Habitat Residency (NAHR), which was initiated by Los Angeles-based architect and educator at CalArts, Ilaria Mazzoleni, whose family members have been civic leaders in the Valley for many years. 


Past and future Ecopoetics Workshop experiences involve weekend intensives, day-long drop-ins, and special presentations. If you would like us to come and speak to and with your institution, please contact us below. 

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