Invitation: The Vulture Readings at Max Mueller Bhawan
The Vulture Readings: Interaction and Reflections on Ecology and Extinctions.
“It is true, we all seem to be going somewhere. Very fast, and quick. The question is where? All around us, there are extinctions, as things get blurred and we cannot see what we step on, all sacrificed for the sake of the journey. But where does the journey lead to – what would we have learnt during it, that will form our future.
It may be said that the barrenness will be fertilized with new dreams, new hopes and new possibilities. Yet, is that true? Do we really believe in this idea, or is the speed of the present so exhilarating that we cannot make sense of the landscape any more, since it is so very fuzzy? Maybe we are scared to see that it may be barren, very, very barren.
It seems ‘knowledge has substituted the ‘knowing’ of things.
Our ‘ecologies’ seem to be changing. In the way we relate to the city, or the manner in which our network of relationships functions. In the extinction of natural systems, of a biodiversity of ideas and connections, the discourse is reduced.
When wisdom passes, do the wise pass on too?
With the above as the backdrop, all of you are invited to the Vulture Readings, as part of the 48c Public.Art.Ecology Festival
Date: 18th December, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Max Mueller Bhawan lawns, KG Marg, New Delhi – 110 001
The Panel will be led by Ravi Agarwal. Other eminent personalities from the city would share the panel with him.
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