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September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Odd Salon RUIN

From crumbling relics of cultures who once ruled to the sad shells of individuals once on high, the memento-mori of loss and the schadenfreude of failure, there is an undeniable beauty in ruin. We take perverse delight in the downfall of celebrities and are drawn in by images of ancient ruins and modern decay.

Join us for an evening investigating the allure of messy ends, exploring the economic, social, ecological, and archeological ruins which captivate our imaginations.


Hernan Pelassini ~ Detroit: The Ruin & the Phoenix
Douglas Worley ~ The Ruiner: Heinrich Schliemann & the Discovery of Troy
Christina Macias ~ Chernobyl: “Just Breath, Blink & Radiate”
Frederick Lightning Leist ~ Balkh: From Metropolis to Debris Field (with a little help from Genghis Khan)
Annetta Black ~ Beautiful Lies: The Myth of Discovery at Angkor
Rachel James ~ Bones, Botulism & Bocce Ball: The Fickle Faces of an Accidental Sea

Advance tickets recommended and appreciated


Odd Salon is an evening series of cocktail hour lectures in San Francisco, featuring short talks illuminating extraordinary and unusual chapters from history, science, art, and adventure.


September 23, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DNA Lounge
375 Eleventh Street
San Francisco , CA United States
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