Carol Padberg, director of the Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA program, is presenting two sessions at the Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices Conference at Linnaeus University in Väjxö Sweden on January 23-25, 2019. Her first session is a workshop on her project "Kin Cards" which is a deck of 120 cards that fosters participants' reconsideration of individualism, and helps players develop a deeper understanding of symbiosis and interconnections between species. Her second session is a talk for the panel entitled NOISY STORIES: INTERSPECIES INQUIRY AND PRACTICES OF LISTENING. Padberg's presentation,"Wearing Pink Oysters: Living Textiles, Listening Textiles," details the development of her wearable textile sculptures that grow mushrooms and serve as conversation starters about the human microbiome.
More information about the conference can be found here: https://lnu.se/en/research/conferences/multispecies-storytelling/
To learn more about Carol Padberg's art practice, please visit: www.carolpadberg.com