Mentoring Artists for Women's Art: Theory and Beer: The Art of Living on a Damaged Planet with Helga Jakobson, September 27

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue

Free, everyone is welcome to come and join the discussion.

Following Donna Haraway's ethos of tentacular thinking, Theory and Beer will engage with excerpts from Haraway's book, Staying With the Trouble, which acts as a call to rethink and "reworld" the time we are living. The discussion will bring up ideas around symbiosis, companion creatures and SF (science fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, speculative feminism, so far).

This month you can watch a talk by Donna Haraway Anthropocene Capitalocene Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble here:

Or read the transcript here: Anthropocene Capitalocene Chthulucene Staying with the Trouble by Donna Haraway

Helga Jakobson received an MFA from AKV St. Joost (The Netherlands) in conjunction with courses in the Transdisciplinary New Media program at the Paris College of Art (France). Jakobson has participated in residencies across Canada and Europe and has given lectures across Europe, Colombia and Canada.

About Theory & Beer

It's fun! It's theoretical! And you don't have to drink beer! MAWA presents informal critical discussion led by guest facilitators. Theory and Beer convenes on Thursday evenings, once a month. Each meeting has a text-based focus, with weblinks to readings provided in advance (go to to click on the links). Do the readings beforehand or come to the Legion at 6:15pm and pick up a copy of the text(s). The more familiar you are with the readings, the more the conversation will "cook"! The Legion is wheelchair accessible. People of all genders welcome.