an experiential curriculum


Over the Levee, Under the Plow: An Experiential Curriculum is a suite of cards containing prompts, exercises, and questions. As an experiential curriculum, the cards are informed by practices of generative somatics and contain both unconscious omissions and specific details that reflect the subject position and geo-historical moment from which the artist-authors conceived them. We intend them to be a tool, rather than a prescription or solution, and invite you to interpret, adapt, and reconfigure any and all of them to fit your own circumstances. While they are inspired by our engagement with the Lands and Lifeways where we find ourselves, we hope that they can be useful in a variety of social and ecological contexts.


OLUP cards are available in paper form as a stand-alone package, as well as in a package that includes the complete set of Field Guides to the Anthropocene Drift.
All proceeds (minus shipping and packaging) will be donated to the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty program of the Sak and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa.
Orders will process via Square and will ship from Ryan Griffis.



Featured card sets: "Amongst Relatives" by Corinne Teed; "Shaped by Rivers" by Heather Parrish; "Beyond Property" by Sarah Kanouse; "After Extraction" by Ryan Griffis
Each card set is printed 2-sided (color + B&W) on 5x7.75 inch 14pt cover stock and contained in a color envelope. The entire set is wrapped in a kraft paper sleeve.
$20 USD + shipping & packaging ($5 for USPS Media Mail)
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You can also get the complete OLUP card set with the Field Guides to the Anthropocene Drift, a set of five loosely defined guidebooks collectively titled Field Guides to the Anthropocene Drift assembles images, texts, maps, and other information, around key themes and locations in the lands commonly referred to as the Upper-Midwest of the United States. Contributors include: Rozalinda Borcilă and Nicholas Brown with Lance Foster; Heather Parrish and Sam Muñoz; Corinne Teed, with Francis Bettelyoun, Rhonda Funmaker, Jodee Smith; Ryan Griffis; Sarah Kanouse.
The Field Guides are perfectbound with 4-color risograph covers and digital b&w text.
This package also comes wrapped with a kraft paper sleeve.
$50 + shipping & packaging ($5 USPS media mail).
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OLUP Card Set showing kraft paper sleeve and cards in brightly colored envelopes
OLUP Card Set showing loose cards fanned outOLUP Card Set with cards inside kraft paper wrapper.
OLUP Card Set and Field Guides packaged with a kraft paper band holding the stack together
Field Guides fanned out with the front covers facing up
Sample spread from the Beyond Extraction field guide, featuring a collage illustration on the left page and the beginning of a chapter titled Drift on the right page