Open Spectrum

Liliana Dirks-Goodman: The Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future 

New York Live Arts Lobby
Mar 8, 2020 at 5 pm & 8 pm
Tickets start at $35

The Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future focuses on time, utopia, and the imagination — an occasion to look at both the history of our culture and our own experiences of the past in order to dream for the future.

By 2050, the earth’s population is forecasted to reach 9.1 billion and in order to feed everyone, our food production will have to increase by 70% — a monumental task in a short amount of time. At a time when we are stretching our planet’s natural resources to their limit, food production and consumption is just one of the necessities of life that we will have to reimagine and innovate. Feminist practice in art and design, and collective care, a guiding principle of feminism, can help us to imagine a way forward where everyone’s basic needs are met as we progress through these challenges. At this dinner party, we will look at both the present and an imagined future through the dinner itself and its’ place settings designed by Liliana Dirks-Goodman, as well as, presentations from the artist and special guests.

Guests/ticket buyers are encouraged to bring a small object that they imagine encourages healing. The object(s) will be returned at the end of the event.

Food design in collaboration with Tonya Sisco

Softboarding presentation by Stevie May

Grapefruit & Fennel Salad*
Kabocha Squash, Salsa Verde, & Crispy Corn Grits*
Lemon Turmeric cake with Coconut whipped cream

This dinner is vegetarian in entirety
*indicates vegan

In an effort to make this event financially accessible for as many people as possible, if you have the means, we ask that you leave the $35 tickets open for those who may need them.

Additionally, $355 tickets include original place setting made by Liliana Dirks-Goodman

New York Live Arts’ Open Spectrum Community Dialogue Series provides space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today. Open Spectrum offers an intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be catalysts for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas.