April 2nd – Workshop with Kali Mushrooms Dia(spora): On Cultural Memory & Mycology

As part of the exhibition Social Memory: Sites of Remembrance, join SAWCC and Kali Mushrooms for a special workshop on “cultural” memory and belonging through an exploration of the aesthetics and science of biological arts and mycology – the study of fungi.  The workshop will weave together topics on the fungal queerdom and life cycle, mycelial networks, and nootropic mushrooms, and will provide a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our social relationships and the metabolism of our cultural memories and identities.  Sneha Ganguly aka Kali Mushrooms will also share a DIY method to culture mushroom spawn using paper waste and recyclable materials.  Mushroom tea samples will be served.

Space is limited, and is free for those who RSVP.
April 2 from 2 to 4 pm

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W. 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

Artist Bio: Sneha Ganguly aka Kali Mushrooms, is an interdisciplinary artist working through the intersection of fine art and mycology.  Sneha loves to identify and study wild mushrooms, with a special interest in biomaterials and pigments, to create handmade papers, inks, dyes, and extracts.  Sneha co-found POC Fungi Community. She is a Teaching Assistant for the Community Mushroom Educators Program at Cornell Small Farms.  She is also the Fungus Festival Coordinator for the New York Mycological Society.  When Sneha is not looking for mushrooms and making art, she runs a small art services business, Rajas Art Services.