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In Salish Sea, north of Puget Sound, an ancient, indigenous fishing technique is being preserved. When “reefnet fishing,” a spotter looks for a school of fish then a net is raised in the water between two floating platforms, trapping the salmon in a “well.” The salmon are hauled on the platform by hand, and then kept in a live-well.
This method keeps the fish calm, which ultimately results in a sweeter flavor and allows the fishermen to easily separate protected fish, unharmed. This technique is being preserved in Washington by the Lummi Island Wild Co-op, and I spent several days with them, catching, killing and sorting pink salmon until my hands swelled from the labor. I also jumped on board the first indegenious-run fishing gear on the water in over a century.
But the salmon this fisheries catch are disappearing, and as a result, so are the animals that eat them, like orca whales. Reefnet fishing is being proposed as a sustainable fishing method, in opposition to trolling. I’ll bring you along on the twists and turns as I follow the investigations into why the salmon are vanishing, and if reefnet is the answer.
This lecture series is a semi-secret preview of Sarah Lohman’s upcoming food history book, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Food! Over the coming months, she’ll lead eight classes, each focused on a single chapter of her book. It’s your chance to get the scoop on Sarah’s work, help her with questions and feedback, and learn a curious story about America’s food past! Samples are included in this lecture.
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From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties, gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...
Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm
You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting Canopy Rivers President and Chief Executive Officer Narbé Alexandrian. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Narbé... and curated connections over a healthy meal.
Saturday Feb 22nd, 11:30am - 2pm
at Think Olio
If you were to ask any Cuban a question about their country, the likely answer would be, "It's complicated!" Do people get the same salary regardless of what they do? It’s complicated! Why are there two currencies? It’s complicated! Has the Revolution been successful? It’s complicated! Since the triumph of the Fidel Castro-led Revolution in 1959,...
Saturday Feb 22nd, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting SHOWFIELDS Co-Founder & Chief Real Estate Officer Amir Zwickel. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Amir... and curated connections over a healthy meal.
Sunday Feb 23rd, 11:30am - 2pm
The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...
Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am
Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power. At one point in history, the writer acted as a menace, her words possessing tangible...
Friday Feb 28th, 7pm - 8:15pm
Sunday Mar 1st, 11:30am - 2pm
A somewhat new, and highly profitable, feature of the economic landscape is the “platform”—a digital infrastructure powered by algorithms and automation that enables users to connect and interact. Making platforms valuable are zero marginal costs, non-linear scaling effects, and the economics of networks—all of which lead to positive feedback...
Monday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
As we approach the 2020 presidential election, questions of access and voter disenfranchisement are rising to the top of conversation. On the cusp of this politically charged moment, we take a look back 100 years to the ratification of the 19th amendment which granted many women the right to vote. Although its passage was monumental,...
Wednesday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm
German Idealism was one of the most fruitful, prolific and influential periods in the history of western philosophy, the rival of Athens in the 4th century BC. Driven by a group of young intellectuals—philosophers, theologians, poets—inspired by both the political revolution in France and the philosophical revolution of Kant’s “transcendental...
Wednesday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting Stripe Head of Growth for the US East Coast James Allgrove. Enjoy an intimate conversation with James... and curated connections over a healthy meal.
Saturday Mar 7th, 11:30am - 2pm
Just in time for Women’s History Month, this lecture will take you on a journey back in time to learn about the women who were considered “witches” in pre-twentieth century New York. Learn about New York City’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited Broome Street (no joke here) and many other enclaves of downtown. These women were...
Sunday Mar 8th, 3pm - 4pm
Who needs feminism anyway? If you’re asking that question, you just might. From the Goddess of Willendorf to Lizzo, the origins of witch hunts and the definition of hysteria, we’ll discuss semiotics and popular culture and what they reveal about gender roles and subjugation.
Monday Mar 9th, 7:30pm - 9pm
Please join the Building Energy Exchange and the ASHRAE New York Chapter for the second installment of our joint ASHRAE Standard technical series — providing a deep dive for their development, industry impact, and relationship to local energy efficiency and climate action objectives. Our next program focuses on ASHRAE’s Standard 169, Climatic...
Tuesday Mar 10th, 8:30am - 10am
Who We Were: Racial and Ethnic Identity Through the Census This discussion will examine the fraught and often contested process by which the Census has historically constructed American racial and ethnic identity. From the first use of “Hispanic” on the 1970 Census, to the option, only recently added, to check multiple identifying...
Tuesday Mar 10th, 7pm - 9pm
The Earth in Her Hands: Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Jennifer Jewell Award-winning Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid is best known for her evocative portrayals of family relationships, interwoven with themes of the colonial legacy, gender, race, and class. But she is also a passionate and perceptive gardener, who has expanded the...
Friday Mar 13th, 11am - 12:30pm
College Basketball and New York City: The Remarkable Journey At the heart of New York City basketball is Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous live sports arena. It is also the home of the BIG EAST Tournament, the college basketball athletic conference that has launched the careers of dozens of players, female and male, every year since...
Friday Mar 13th, 12:30pm - 2pm
How does an ordinary city become a place of majestic, legendary beauty and a hub of historic innovation? In a series of six lectures, renowned architectural historian and author Francis Morrone looks at great cities during periods of transformation: Florence in the 15th century, Venice in the 16th century, Amsterdam (and Delft) in the 17th century,...
Friday Mar 13th, 1pm - 3pm(6 sessions)
Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral” The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the largest dome structure in the world today. Inspired by the majestic dome of the Pantheon in Rome, the...
Friday Mar 13th, 6:30pm - 8pm
This workshop demonstrates the role of the death midwife from the final breath, through the 3-day home vigil and funeral until final disposition. Open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved-one naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural traditions. Topics explored...
Saturday Mar 14th, 9:30am - 5:30pm(2 sessions)
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