Reading circle

The Mushroom at the End of the World

November 12, 2017
For the next four years, DARE-DARE and SenseLab have decided to combine their strengths and encourage the recurrence of sporadic and sporadic encounters that will take the form of a reading circle, spontaneous forums and micro-events; to pollinate ideas and perspectives and to generate thought together. These meetings are part of the CRITICAL SPACE section of the artists' center, which aims to offer varied and alternative platforms of reflection that encourage serious, rigorous and action-oriented intellectual initiatives.

The first meeting will take place Sunday, November 12, at the DARE-DARE trailer.

As a starting point, Erik Bordeleau of SenseLab offers extracts from the essay The Mushroom at the End of the World by American anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing.


In The Mushroom at the End of the World, Anna Tsing invites us to follow the trail of matsutake mushrooms to think of new ways to marry the precarious condition that is made for us. Learning to live in the ruins of capitalism, she tells us, is learning to live without the promise of stability that nurtured our devastating belief in progress. Inspired among other things by Deleuze and Guattari's thinking of arrangements, Tsing invites us to a new art of nomadic and transversal attention that crosses in more than one respect the transdisciplinary practices that we hold dear.


Informally, participants will exchange their views on this text and on various issues it raises. Following the plenary, guests can continue the exchange around a collective meal inspired by the book.

As input, The SenseLab offers a multi-form and experimental reflection that you can explore at the following address

On the menu: Capuccino and risotto with wild mushrooms and salad of green leaves.

12 spots available :::: RSVP at

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Past Projects

October 2, 2017
September 30, 2017
September 13, 2017
August 26, 2017