Open Call: Joe Boots
Joe will talk about Earthships and the knowledge he gained joining the Earthship Academy in Tao, New Mexico.
The Earthship archicture concept began to take shape in the 1970s.
The architect Michael Reynolds wanted to create a home that would do three things: first, it would utilize sustainable architecture, and material indigenous to the local area or recycled materials wherever possible; second, the homes would rely on natural energy sources and be independent from the "grid"; thirdly, it would be feasible for a person with no specialized construction skills to build. Eventually, Reynolds's vision was transformed into the common U-shaped earth-filled tire homes seen today.
Keith Feyan is a writer and artist from the Californian suburbs of 1980s. He has an MFA from The New School in New York, and is the author of an unpublished manuscript about expat soul-searching. He currently resides in Berlin and runs the online magazine Hello from Elsewhere, which focuses on existential travel experiences.
Jimmi Cording studied Biology in Cologne. Then he prepared his dissertation at the Institute for molecular Pharmacology in Berlin.
His work was focussed on aspects of the Blood Brain Barrier. His talk at conversas will give an overview about historical and pharmacological
aspects of this barrier.