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Debbora Battaglia: “Roots in Air: People/Plants/Ethics in Suspension”
May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
“Roots in Air: People/Plants/Ethics in Suspension”
Out of the urban ruins and food deprivation of World War II came the prototype for growing plants aeroponically. Aeroponics has since taken surprising turns as a technology for anthropocenic conditions – in Global South laboratories; “vertical gardens”; art installations; plant biology experiments for colonizing the cosmos. In its wake, questions open concerning the ethics of plant-people relations in future-making projects.
Debbora Battaglia is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
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