On Thursday 8th of May 6pm Six chairs books will host its second twice monthly Open Reading Group – Clap when you want to! – which is an invitation to read ahead, collectively discuss and support dear bodies of women, of the earthly and the technological, and seek the joy of learning the planetary together. This session is going to be dedicated to attentive and careful reading practice as well as scientific methodology, proposed by physicist, feminist and philosopher Karen Barad, and to interspecies relations based on affection and not utility, both in nature and in laboratory of Charles Darwin explored int the text by Carla Hustak and Natasha Myers.

Inspired by the saying ‘If you can’t read a body, you’ll never finish a book’ from ‘The Great Outdoors’ (graphic novel by Monika Janulevičiūtė and Monika Kalinauskaitė), we believe that learning sensitivity of reading bodies could lead us to reading more or, rather, finding substantially new ways of reading books. This ORG concerns itself both with the critical feminist practices and its legacies, the cosmical and the comical, & material interdependence and suffering from ills of another species, engaging with hybrid thinkers working along the lines of cultural theory, biology, feminist sciences and technology. This session invites you to read into matters of fact and matters of concern together in new materialist scientific methodologies.

For the day we will read interview with Karen Barad in “New Materialism: Interviews and Cartographies” ( p. 48-70); Carla Hustak & Natasha Myers “Involutionary Momentum: Affective Ecologies and the Sciences of Plant/Insect Encounters” (differences, Vol. 23, Issue 3, 2012, p. 74-94). Materials will be in English. Conversations might swing between Lithuanian/ English depending on participants’ mood and preferences.

TO SIGN-UP AND RECEIVE MATERIALS, please write to info@sixchairsbooks.lt; space is very very limited, but, if necessary we can move around the KAH building.
The session will take place at the bookstore (Kauno Menininkų Namai / V. Putvinskio 56, Kaunas) from 6 to 8 pm. It is free and hot beverages are provided.
Best graphic design by Gaile Pranckunaite !

Following session is going to be held on Thursday, March 22, 6-8 pm. at the bookstore (KAH). Reading materials will follow shortly!