MEANDER launch

Meander, ODD, Instituto Procomum , Ensayos


Tenthaus / Oslo, Norway

ODD is part of the launch event of MEANDER International Platform, a web platform where members of four initiatives – MEANDER Society for Ecological Thinking and Artistic Practice (NO/DK), Ensayos (CL/ FR/ US), Instituto Procomum (BR) and ODD (RO/IN) – situated in different parts of the world, come together to exchange ideas and questions regarding our relations to our environments and fellow life forms.

The event will stream on MEANDER’s YouTube channel. A global audience is invited to follow an 8 hour long program, which will be broadcasting from 4 different time zones.

The program will start with an introduction from MEANDER at the artist run space Tenthaus in Oslo, which is hosting the event in Norway. Later on, Cristina Bogdan will present her work with ODD and stream the short film 360 Degrees. A View from Romania.

A radio laboratory action by Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Ralf Wendt, proposed by ODD, will be transmitted from the live radio lab and studio of ‘Anybody out there?!’ 100 years of Radio in Germany, D21 Gallery, Leipzig (DE).

Students from The Nomad MFA (Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts) at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, led by artists Christy Gast (US) and Camila Marambio (CL), will present their podcast Hydrofeminist METitations # 4: Phase Transitions.

Throughout the day, the four collectives will share scores and responses to scores live. The program involves cooking and sharing a meal. A selection of music by Vera Dvale (NO) will be streamed.


Timings of the event:
8 am – 4 pm in New York
10 am – 6 pm in Santos/ Santiago de Chile
2 pm – 10 pm in Oslo/ Copenhagen/ Leipzig/ Paris
3 pm – 11 pm in Bucharest
6:30 pm – 2:30 am (+1) in Guwahati

Image credits: Cristina Bogdan, In the center of a forest there is knowledge, 2020. Digital video in response to Score 2, proposed by Instituto Procomum.



MEANDER – Society for Ecological Thinking and Artistic Practice was established in Norway in 2018 by the artists Kjersti Vetterstad and Randi Nygård together with fellow artists Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen and architect Kristin Astrup Aas. Through different artistic activities, MEANDER aims at contributing to broadening our understanding of the interconnected and transcorporeal nature of all living systems, and to challenge world views that have fatal consequences for life on Earth. By seeking to develop new strategies for art making that can contribute to a less harmful and more regenerative culture, MEANDER addresses the potential of artistic practices and how art can be agents of change in social and political structures.


ODD was founded in 2014 in Bucharest, grounded in the Romanian imaginary and looking to act upon the world. A space for theoretical discussion and social gatherings of all kinds, it welcomes artists, writers, researchers, philosophers, scientists who initiate discussions, workshops, reading groups, or become engaged with one of the long-term series: ODD THEORY, ODD NIGHTS, or QUIET ODD. It is run by Cristina Bogdan.

Instituto Procomum

Instituto Procomum (IP) is a Brazilian non-profit organization whose mission is to act to recognize, strengthen and protect the commons, create new community arrangements and prevent processes of enclosure by private and state action. It is, therefore, a political mission, based on the belief that the current world asks of us the emergence of a “(trans-local) citizenship based on local action with planetary awareness”. They are a platform-institution that strengthens other organizations. They have been seeking to accomplish this mission through a set of actions that follow three principles: learning how to dream again, choosing who to act with; and lowering the center of gravity.


Ensayos is a collective research practice initiated on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in 2010. Ensayos’ issue-based research methodologies arise from archipelagic delirium and are characterized by their sensuality and precariousness. Drawing on the existing conservation initiatives in Tierra del Fuego (WCS Parque Karukinka, Caleta Maria, and the Selk’nam Corporation Covadonga Ona), Ensayos insists on experimental practices that entangle artistic and social science methods with the environmental research efforts already underway. Though Ensayos first focused solely on the ecopolitical issues impacting the Fuegian archipelago and its inhabitants –past and present, human and nonhuman– now, other archipelagos have come into view (Norway, Australia, New York, and Sri Lanka). Ensayos (inquiries or rehearsals in English) is a global exercise in emergent forms of eco-cultural ethics.