Virtual Discussion + Reading Group

In this highly interactive discussion and reading group we will create a community of inquiry to relate the artworks in Third Spaces of the Anthropocene to contemporary ecological issues. The approach will be broadly inspired by Felix Guattari’s seminal text The Three Ecologies (mental, social, and environmental).


Who Should Attend? Anyone who is interested in the relationship between art and contemporary ecological issues or is interested in developing a framework to analyze complex ecological problems.

When: Four weekly online sessions occurring Thursday evenings, 6:30 -8 PM, from Jan. 25th – Feb. 15th.

For those local to the Detroit area, we will plan to meet up at the gallery at 2 PM on Saturdays, January 27th and February 17th, to view the art and discuss.


There is no cost or prerequisites to participating in the Discussion + Reading Group. Participants are only required to register and have a login for Zoom.


Group Facilitator: Vince Carducci is Dean Emeritus at College for Creative Studies (CCS) and a Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellow. In addition to CCS, he has taught in the humanities and social sciences at Oakland University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. He also coordinated the Critical Studies/Humanities program at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2007-2008. He holds a BFA from Michigan State University, and an MA and a PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York.

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Third Spaces of the Anthropocene: Art in-between the Human and Natural Worlds, curated by Jetshri Bhadviya is on view at the Detroit Artists Market from January 19 through February 17, 2024.

The interconnection of the Anthropocene, climate change, and Identities creates a third space, full of binaries and the in-between. These factors result in geographical changes that cause the displacement of people and extinction of flora and fauna. Third Spaces of the Anthropocene explores the complicated relationship between communities and the earth, from regenerative, dismissive, exploitative, thoughtful, fraught, nostalgic and more.

Exhibiting Artists:

Jide Aje, Ash Arder, Susan Goethel Cambell, Madelaine Corbin, Clara DeGalan, Megan Heeres, Nelly Kate, Taylor Knight, Gregg La, Ciaran McQuiston, Jeff Schofield

Closing Performance

Join us on Saturday, February 17th at 5 PM for a performance to close out Third Spaces of the Anthropocene, curated by Jetshri Bhadviya.

Freedive into the second act of ‘Olokun’s Chamber of Rage’—a sonic journey now interwoven with live instrumentation, sparked by the soul of Dyani’s debut album ‘Under.’ Immersed in the depths of seawater, Dyani threads the essence of free jazz, dance, and Caribbean genres like soca and kompa. As eloquently shared by Ann-Derrick Gaillot in a Bandcamp ‘Album of the Day’ feature, ‘Under’ becomes Dyani’s personal symphony amidst a world in flux. In an era of climate reckoning, join Dyani and guests Aaria and Aidan Wada-Dawson, in an intimate sonic chamber, where every note echoes the urgency of our shared experience as beings of water.

Photography by: Aidan Wada-Dawson.

Artist Brunch

Come enjoy an informal discussion with some of the artists in the exhibition Third Spaces of the Anthropocene and a brunch catered by Make Food Not Waste.

About Make Food Not Waste Make Food Not Waste’s mission is to keep food out of landfills and slow climate change by creating lasting solutions to food waste through education, food upcycling and advocacy.


When: Saturday January 20, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201


The event is free and open to the public, but we would appreciate it if you could register at the link below.