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The Flute & the Bowl

The Oxford Society

for Art and Science 

The Flute & the Bowl is an Oxford University society dedicated to the practice of art and ecology. Bringing together a heterogeneous community of practitioners from diverse fields, this society serves as a platform for joint-projects, collaborations, and discussions between the arts, sciences and the humanities, that aim to be of service to the More-than-human World.

As impending environmental crisis adds new urgency to our efforts to extricate ourselves from a cartesian, dualist cosmology that has led us to this ecological dead-end, extricating ourselves will take a collective effort: No one field can claim to hold the solutions to a crisis that is as much cultural and spiritual as it is environmental.

The two key practices of this society feed off of each other to integrate the efforts of artists and scientists in their joint undertaking of transitioning our cultural relationship to the natural world from one of exploitation, disconnect and antagonism to one of reciprocity, interconnection and mutualism.

The Flute & Bowl is currently running the University of Oxford Art, Biodiversity and Climate Network (ABC Network). For ABC Network site click HERE

The Flute & the Bowl aims to serve two key practices:

1. To facilitate collaborative projects between the arts and sciences that would "act as a flute for the natural world," i.e. act as an instrument through which the natural world can communicate itself.

2. To facilitate collaborative projects between the arts and sciences that would "act as a bowl for the natural world," i.e. to hold, protect and conserve the natural world, sharing of it sustainably within our More-than-human communities.

About Us

 
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Anya Gleizer

President and Founder

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Eleanor Capstick

Secretary

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Katja Lehmann

Ecology Consultant

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Thea Stevens

Treasurer &

 Climate Society Chair 

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Jinjoon Lee

Art Consultant

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Amillin Hussain

 

College liaison

Our Team

 
 
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Current Projects

The Art, Biodiversity and Climate (ABC) Network is a new initiative by the Flute & Bowl, Oxford Biodiversity and the Oxford ONE Network for Environmental Research. With the help of TORCH and the University of Oxford, the ABC Network will continue the work of the Flute & Bowl in preparation for the COP26 and for the year 2021-2022

 
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The Indigenous Epistemologies Reading Group brings together researchers and students interested in engaging with indigenous perspectives, methodologies and epistemologies in their work and research. This reading group is a weekly gathering in which we critically explore the mechanisms and methods of knowledge production that we engage with in our own research through the lens of indigenous methods of world-knowing and world-making. We share and discuss indigenous scholarship, its intersection with the "western" academy, national politics, and corporate interests. We explore questions of sovereignty, epistemic oppression, relational worldviews and performative knowledge-making.

Indigenous Epistemologies Reading Group

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The Flute & Bowl and Mansfield College are hosting a series of creative workshops for students who want to participate in an interdisciplinary program culminating in an exhibition of your work.  The series of workshops will be focused on engaging creative methods and nonconformist thinking in your research, creating interdepartmental collaborations, and looking at historic examples of unconventional thinking that led to advances and paradigm shifts in our understanding of our collective world.

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Artwork by Katie Holten

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Figuring Feasible Futures:

At the Confluence of Art & Science

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In collaboration with the Oxford Climate Society, 

The Flute & the Bowl is offering 18 Ruskin students and 18 science students from across the University of Oxford an opportunity to participate in a joint Art-Science programme dedicated to dreaming forth possible socially just, inclusive, ecological futures and enacting/representing this collective imaginarium through the visual arts.  The resulting collaborative art works (in any medium) will be shown in the 6b Arts Center in Paris, France in a group show during the interim between Hilary and Trinity terms. Participants will get to participate in facilitated workshops and retreats free of charge, to help them develop and implement their interdisciplinary projects and create their works of art. 

SHOW DELAYED TO JUNE 2021 FOR COVID-19

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Events

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Society Constitution

Society Code of Conduct

Diversity and Equality Policy

University of Oxford Environmental and Sustainability Policy

 

Participants

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Hannah Nazri 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Jinjoon Lee

Artist

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Amillin Hussain

Urban Development

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Méadhbh O'Connor

Artist

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Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance

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Anya Gleizer

Artist & Ecologist

Eleanor Capstick

Artist

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Maya Adams

Environmental Change and Management

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Theo Stanley

Environmental Governance

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Jurisprudence

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Rupert Stuart-Smith

Geography and Environmental Governance

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Imogen Malpas

Medical Anthropology

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Rowan Ireland

Artist

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Shanley McConnell

Poet & Creative Writer

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Emily Seccombe

Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

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Crystal Ma

Artist and Biologist

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Zac Cesaro

Engineer

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Mi Park

Artist

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Rachel Qiu

Geography

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Hohee Cho

Historian

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Emily Warner

Plant Scientist

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James Scott

Artist

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Thea Stevens

Geography

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Harrison Taylor

Artist

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Georgia Crowther

Artist

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Leo Geyer

Composer

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Willow Senior

Artist

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Calder Tsuyuki Tomlinson

Environmental Governance

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Katja Lehmann

Aquatic Ecologist and Opera director

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Kate Cullen

Water Science & Policy

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Tegan O'Hara

Artist

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Leonard Magerl

Environmental Change and Management

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Bridget Stuart

Psychology

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Alice Hackney

Artist

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Samuel Gledhill

Economics and Management

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Pablo Fernandez Velasco

Cognitive Scientist

 

Past Projects

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The Flute & the Bowl

Art & Science

Art & Climate Change Workshops 2018-19

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The Flute & the Bowl

Art & Science

Diffracting Matters Art-Science Exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford. 2019

Sponsor Us

At the Flute and the Bowl we are always grateful for your contributions towards our ongoing exhibitions, publications, workshops and projects. If you or your company are interested in supporting our work of bringing art and ecology into the conversation, please drop us a line. We will be here to listen to your contributions and take our collaboration forward into a greener future!

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

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I saw myself

a ring of bone

in the clear stream

of all of it

 

and vowed,

always to be open to it

that all of it

might flow through

 

 

and then heard

“ring of bone” where

ring is what a

 

bell does

                     Lew Welch

"We must learn to behold and hold all this dying and loss, including our own, and still act to preserve and protect what we can."                                                             - Bill Plotkin

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