oola 

oola is a research and reading group that began in 2016 in Los Angeles and continues to meet once a month. The group collaboratively chooses texts that are centered around environmental imagination, histories and trends. We aim to better understand the making of anthropocentricism, and its friend called nature.

mingling-with in company, performance by oola, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance, Nick Estes, 2019
- This Land is Our Land: the Struggle for a New Commonwealth, Jedediah Purdy, 2019

- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2013
- On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability, The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, 2015
- The Case for Letting Malibu Burn, from Ecology of Fear, Mike Davis, 1998
- The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature, from Uncommon Ground, William Cronon, 1996
- Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience, Jane Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier, 1996
- “The Tragedy of the Commons” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2018
- The Wilderness Act, Public Law 88-577 (16 U.S. C. 1131-1136), 88th Congress of the United States of America, 1964
- "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace", Richard Brautigan, page 41 of The Whole Earth Catalog, 1967 - “First Morning”, from Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey, 1968
- Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer, 2014
- “Learning how to Die in the Anthropocene”, New York Times Op Ed, by Roy Scranton , 2013
- Philosophy of Social Ecology, Murray Bookchin , 1994
- The Fifth Season, N. K. Jemisin, 2016
- "..Poetically Man Dwells..." from Poetry, Language, Thought, Martin Heidegger, 1971
- 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann, 2005
- Nature Poem, Tommy Pico, 2017
- Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination, Mark Rifkin, 2017
- Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Donna Haraway, 2016
- The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula LeGuin, 1988
- Storied-places in a Multispecies City, Thom van Dooren & Deborah Bird Rose , 2012
- Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction, Thom Van Dooren, 2014
- Kant's Idea of Perpetual Peace, with the Benefit of 200 Years of Hindsight, Jurgen Habermas, 1997
- The Influencing Machine, Christopher Turner, Cabinet, Issue 14, Summer 2004
- The Author of the Acacia Seeds and Other Extracts from the Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics, Ursula LeGuin, 1974
- Ecology without Nature, Timothy Morton, 2009
- Dawn, Octavia E. Butler, 1987
- Vibrant Matter, Jane Bennett, 2010
- A Taxonomy of Nature Writing, T. Lyon, 2001
- The Serpent, from In Search of Nature, E. O. Wilson, 1996
- Photography and the Art of Chance, Robin Kelsey,  2015
- Carriers of Meaning, a foray into the worlds of animals and humans, from *A Theory of Meaning,* Jacob von Uexkull, 1934
- A Stroll through the Worlds of Animals and Men: A Picture Book of Invisible Worlds, Jacob von Uexkull, 1934
- Landscape and Film, Martin Lefebvre, 2006
- Aethestic Theory, Theodor Adorno, 1970
- The Animal that Therefore I am, Jacques Derrida , 2002
- Notes on Art as/and Land Reclamation, Robert Morris, October, Vol. 12, 1980
- Sculpture in the House, Edmond Goose
- Sky Mound: Monument of Perpetual Possibility, Matthew Coolidge , from Nancy Holt: Sightlines, Alena J. Williams, 2015
- Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia, Roger Caillois, October, Vol. 31, 1984
- A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, Manuel DeLanda, 1997
- The Road to Objects, Graham Harman , continent, Issue 1.3, 2011
- The Open, Giorgio Agamben, 2002
- Savage Dreams, Rebecca Solnit, 1994
- Part One, Alien Phenomenology, Ian Bogost, 2012 
- Cosmic Anxiety: The Russian Case, Boris Groys, 2015
- Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Donna Haraway, e-flux journal #75, 2016
- The Call of Cthulhu,  H.P. Lovecraft, 1926
- I am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied, Henry David Thoreau, 1841
- The Eolian Harp, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1795
- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman , 1881
- The Other Tiger, from Dream Tigers, Jorge Luis Borges, 1960


Field trip, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA, July 30, 2017

Film and video

- If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, dir. Marshall Curry, 2011
- National Parks: America's Best Idea, TV mini series, dir. Ken Burns, 2009
- From Cyborgs to Companion Species: Dogs, People, and Technoculture, presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Donna Haraway, 2003
- Timothy Morton in Conversation with Verso books,  2017