Skip to main content Skip to navigation

CIM Events

Upcoming Events

This calendar's schedule is empty.

Past events

Previous events

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Select tags to filter on
Tue, Jun 14 Today Thu, Jun 16 Jump to any date
 
-
Export as iCalendar
Alterstories from the soil – exploring ecological un/belongings
Alterstories from the soil – exploring ecological un/belongings
15th June 2022, 9.30-6.30pm at the University of Warwick

Register HERELink opens in a new window

Soils have stories to tell about pasts, presents and futures in the making. The environmental crisis affecting soils today has led to a wave of appreciation of their materiality as living worlds and to calls to rethink human-soil relations as an ecological community of care. Yet soils also entail a material memory of troubled associations with un/belonging. Stories about human-soil attachments can evoke deep care for places, but also historical and current exploitation, exclusion, and dispossession from land and community. Encouraging re-imaginations of human-soil relations as ecological belongings, this gathering seeks to bring together the cares of un/belonging and ecological thinking through alterstories that may nurture alternative conceptions of more than human justice.

Confirmed speakers: Åsa Sonjasdotter, Patricia Noxolo, Nirmal Puwar, Ros Gray, RL Martens, Adele Reed, Greg Muldoon Food Union (TBC).
The one day symposium will be followed by a public talk by Malcom Ferdinand, author of Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World, (Polity, 2022) followed by a response by Shela Sheikh

This symposium is organised by Maria Puig de la BellacasaLink opens in a new window as part of the project Ecological Belongings: transforming soil cultures with science, art and activism funded with an AHRC Leadership Fellowship. It is hosted by CIM (Centre for Interdisciplinary MethodologiesLink opens in a new window, The University of Warwick) and organised in collaboration with the Warwick Environmental Humanities Network and the and the Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary CentreLink opens in a new window (WESIC)

 REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION - IN PERSON AND REMOTE: FOLLOW THIS LINKLink opens in a new window TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE