COMMUNITY. CONVERSATION. CONNECTION.

The Basilica Conversation Series explores the power of arts and culture at the intersection of climate and social advocacy through community panels and intimate interviews. Here, you will find upcoming information on all aspects of the series.

The Basilica Conversation Series Podcast, hosted by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur, highlights people and organizations that reflect and inspire our mission to be a platform for independent and innovative voices, and to support artists, filmmakers, musicians and climate change advocates.

“What inspired me to start this conversation series is the desire to listen and learn.” – Melissa Auf der Maur

PODCAST EPISODE 2
How do we break out of echo chambers? How do we mobilize both individual action and systemic change, and what role can the arts play in climate action?

This episode of the Basilica Conversation Series Podcast features oceans expert, journalist, author, and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster; SunCommon’s Regional Director of Marketing Susannah Bradley; and writer, publisher and City of Hudson Alderperson Rebecca Wolff.

CLIMATE X JOBS: CLIMATE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACT INFO SESSION
May 11, 2021 | 4PM EST| ZOOM
Join us for a Climate & Community Investment Act (CCIA) info session with Environmental Advocates NY (EANY). An opportunity to learn and ask questions about the most comprehensive environmental justice bill being reviewed by legislators.

HUDSON WATERFRONT: PUBLIC SPACE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE
April 21, 2021 | 6PM EST | ZOOM
Join us for a public conversation on Zoom exploring Hudson waterfront project proposals from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and Columbia’s GSAPP students. The proposals address topics such as net zero energy, ecologic regeneration, affordable housing and more.

OUR PODCAST LAUNCH
April 22, 2021 (Earth Day)
Becky Foon and Jesse Paris Smith are both musicians, activists, and co-founders of Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality. They bring together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors and innovators, to raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate. 

Becky Foon also is a member of the Basilica Hudson Board of Directors, and based in Montreal. Jesse Smith is based in NYC.

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BASILICA X H0L0 PODCAST

PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: The Art Emergence in Upstate New York w/ Co-Host Sam Hillmer of H0l0 & Melissa Auf der Maur of Basilica Hudson.
This 4 part series explored in depth three established arts organizations founded a decade or more ago in the Hudson Valley: Basilica Hudson, WGXC/WaveFarm and PS21 Chatham. Then by comparison, in the fourth episode we met three emerging arts organizations— The Tenth Magazine, Hudson Eye, and The Hudson Art Fair— taking root in the dynamic City of Hudson, NY, where the city itself is the Place of Assembly.