Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the University of Houston central campus in the Wortham Theatre, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts building.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

7:00pm S.O.S. Kick-off party with electronic musician DJ Steve Nalepa. Viewing of the CLUI exhibition Texas Oil: Landscape of an Industry at Blaffer Gallery.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

8:30am Registration and Check-In
9:00–9:45am Coffee with S.O.S. participants
9:45am Opening Remarks
10:00–10:30am Presentation, Dr. Robert Harriss
10:30–11:45am Research and Environs Discussion with Amy Balkin, Natalie Jeremijenko, Phillip Galanter, and Helen Lessick. Moderator: Dr. Robert Harriss
Noon to 3:00pm Reading the Daily News, performance by
Michael Mercil, courtyard area outside the Mitchell Center
Noon–3:30pm Afternoon Field Trips*
3:30pm Presentation, Painting the Wasteland, Liz Ward
6:00pm Welcome Address,
City of Houston Mayor Bill White and
University of Houston President Renu Khator

Followed by Keynote and Performance,
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

8:30am Registration and Check-In
9:00–9:45am Coffee with S.O.S. participants
10:00–10:30am Presentation, Welcoming the Wild, Fritz Haeg
10:30–11:45am Poetics and Performance: Art in Public Spaces Discussion with Lisa D’Amour, Sasha Dela, Fritz Haeg, and Michael Mercil. Moderator: Claudia Schmuckli
Noon–3:30pm Afternoon Field Trips*
12:00 Brown Bag Gallery Tour, Matthew Coolidge, CLUI, Blaffer Gallery
2:00pm Lindsay Utz, GOOD Magazine videos
3:30pm Community Tea, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Blaffer Gallery. Limited space, reservations required
3:30pm Presentation, Bird Shift: The Anthropogenic Ornithology of North America, BD Collier
6:00pm Some Longings Survive Death, Presentation, , Dario Robleto
7:00pm Travelon Gamelon performance with Richard Lerman, courtyard area outside the Mitchell Center.  Followed by a promenade out to Tony Marron Park – bring your bike!
7:30pm Deja Rendez-Vous: A Respectacle on Buffalo Bayou party and project unveiling with the CLUI and SIMPARCH, co-presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Tony Marron Park

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

8:30am Registration and Check-In
9:00–9:45am Coffee with S.O.S. participants
10:00–10:30am Presentation, Engagement and Adaptation, Alexandra Broches, Hera Gallery
10:30–11:45am Society and Community Discussion with Stephanie Smith, Matthew Wettergreen, and WochenKlausur. Moderator: Barbara Pagh
Noon–3:30pm Afternoon Field Trips*
3:30pm Community Tea, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Blaffer Gallery. Limited space, reservations required
3:30pm Presentation, red, black, and GREEN: a blues, Marc Bamuthi Joseph
5:00pm Closing Remarks, Liz Lerman and Dr. Robert Harriss



AFTERNOON FIELD TRIPS

FRIDAY MARCH 27

9:00am-5:45pm How to Build a Forest, day-long installation and performance by Lisa D’Amour, Kurt Mueller, and Katie Pearl, Wortham Theatre Lobby

Noon to 3:00pm Reading the Daily News, performance by Michael Mercil, courtyard are outside the Mitchell Center

1:00pm - 2:00pm Tour of Embracing the New Parrots of North America, a Feeding/Observation Station for Non-Native Quaker Parrots (Monk Parakeets) , BD Collier, starting at the quadrangle between the Mitchell Center and Fine Arts Building

2:30 - 5:00pm Ableton Live Music Production Workshop, taught by Los Angeles-based electronic musician and DJ Steve Nalepa at Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline St. (Open to S.O.S. participants. Space is very limited and reservations are required, please contact Nancy Zastudil at nlzastudil@uh.edu)

SATURDAY MARCH 28
Noon - 3:00pm Visit Solution exhibition at DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Freeway (Vine St. at Naylor). Curated by Janet Phelps

SUNDAY MARCH 29
1:00-2:30pm Boat excursion, Down the Drain: A visit to the CLUI Field Office and a Journey through the Industrial Watershed (Reservations required: FULL.)

 

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* Afternoon Field Trips
Afternoon Field Trips include site visits throughout the city of Houston, workshops, performances, ongoing UH campus projects, and a boat tour with the CLUI**

** Limited space, reservations required.

Schedule subject to change.



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