Abeng for Multispecies’ Flourishing


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An ongoing exploration of the place of poetry in informing the epistemic foundations of mathematics, science and technology. We see our work as attempting to signal beyond human concerns only, to a recognition that without multispecies’ flourishing the probability of widespread human flourishing is limited. The abeng is the archae -texture anchoring our work. The blowing of the horn in the West Indies called slaves to the canefields and allowed Maroon armies to communicate among themselves (Cliff, 1984/1995). Today, ‘New World’ Africans blow the abeng symbolically as, “a call to arm themselves…to stand up and defend their culture and traditions against extinction.

Session Recording

STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place


June 29th, 2022, 2:45pm–3:45pm HST

Location: Aʻo (Gather.Town)

  • Steven Khan
    Brock University, Ontario