testing ground for art & ecology
Friday September 16, 14:00 – 18:00


Soil Talks Lectures, conversations and interventions about soil

SOIL TALKS takes place in the context of Our Living Soil, with lectures by Alexandra Toland (Junior Professor for Arts and Research at Bauhaus- Universität Weimar, curator We Are Compost/ Composting the We (part of Our Living Soil at the CCA Glasgow) and author of Palette to Field), Anna Krzywoszynska (Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Human-Environment Relations, University of Oulu, Finland investigates relationships between people and soil) and Philipp Gramlich (Peat Free). Further conversations with the artists of Our Living Soil: Debra Solomon, masharu, Kate Foster, Jasper Coppes, Esmee Geerken, Jacqueline Heerema en de Onkruidenier.

Language: English. Free admission after registration via Eventbrite


13.00 – 14.00   walk-in and possibility to visit the exhibition
14.10 – 14.10   Welcome and introduction Alice Smits (curator Zone2Source)
14.10 – 14.30   Radical Observation exercise on urban soil and pioneer plants by Debra Solomon
14.30 – 14.50   Alexandra Toland performance lecture on soil kinship weaves together soil science and fluxus to propose a theory of performative ped-ontology inspired by Povinelli’s geontology.
14.50 – 15.10   Anna Krzywoszynska Focusing on the question of soil sensing, what conditions and practices may be needed to address and overcome the alienation of humans and soils in modern agriculture.
15.10 – 15.30   dialogue between masharu and Alexandra Toland about Museum of Edible Soil
15.30 – 16.00   Soil tasting and break
16.00 – 16.20   Kate Foster in conversation with Philipp Gramlich from Peat Free about art, science, activism
16.20 – 16.50   talk between Jasper Coppes and Esmee Geerken about their installation Shadow Soil
16.50 – 17.20   dialogue between Jacqueline Heerema and Anna Krzywoszynska  with Swamp Walk to Land in Wording
17.20 – 18.00   conversation and drinks with the Onkruidenier in the Belgian monastery garden

Soil Talks is supported by the Lectorate Art and Public Space (LAPS)

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