Object Oriented Los Angeles

OOLA is a weekly reading group that met in Los Angeles from May til October 2016 for 20 consecutive weeks. The group collaboratively choose texts, that were loosely centered around non-anthropocentric thought and action. We aimed to better understand the history and making of our anthropocentricism, and its friend called ‘nature’. This included looking at the Romantic period ethos and aesthetics, the Western epic narrative, and contemporary art, among many other things. We imagined new and alternative futures with help from the keen sensibilities of Octavia E. Butler, Jane Bennett, and Donna Haraway. Each OOLA meeting opened with a group activity, related or unrelated to the reading, which was designed and led by a different member every week.

Video courtesy of David Ertel




Film and video


Members include: