October 7: Introduction and Chapter 1: “The Case for Nothing”Register
October 21: Chapter 2: “The Impossibility of Retreat”Register
November 4: Chapter 3: “Anatomy of Refusal”Register
November 18: Chapter 4: “Exercises in Attention”Register
December 2: Chapter 5: “Ecology of Strangers”Register
December 16: Chapter 6 and the Conclusion: “Restoring the Grounds for Thought + Manifest Dismantling”Register
October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16
7:00 – 8:00pm
Artist Facilitator: Aimée Henny Brown
Free | Adults aged 16+
Pre-registration required for this virtual event
Maximum 15 participants
Explore the countercultural art of slowing down and nurturing your imagination. Join artist and professor Aimée Henny Brown for a virtual discussion of Jenny Odell’s book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. These informal discussions will consider our current experience of being “isolated in-place” and will challenge/explore ideas of productivity, objects, and labour.
We encourage you to read the chapters in advance of the meeting dates. Participants are responsible for sourcing a copy of the book in advance of the discussion.
To participate, you must have an email address, a computer or phone, and an Internet connection.
About Aimée Henny Brown
Aimée Henny Brown is an artist and professor of art at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She obtained her Master of Fine and Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax in 2007 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, focusing on print and book media. Brown has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is represented by the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rental & Sales Program.