3 June 2023
Celebration event: Migrant Plants
Date: June 3, 2023
Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
Venue: The Museum of History of Immigration in Catalonia (MHIC)
Epicuro Lab invites you to join their upcoming participatory event at the MhIC (The Museum of History of Immigration in Catalonia) on the fascinating relationship between plants and social issues.
This get-together is part of their ongoing project, Working Plants From Afar, which aims to expand our understanding of biodiversity, in the urban environment, as well as contemporary social issues, through an ongoing installation based on the plant commonly known as rapeseed, and various participatory activities.
Epicuro Lab thus seeks to explore the concept of biocenosis (a community of living things) by cultivating rapeseed, since it may be considered the best example of what may be called a planetary proletarian biocenosis, a community of plants that work for their masters without rights or recognition, a crop that we have created and modified to serve our interests without any other consideration.
This social gathering, which will take place on June 3, 2023, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Immigration History Museum of Catalonia (MHIC) will be a unique experience that combines hands-on activities, discussions, and personal stories to explore the profound connections between plants and human experiences.
In a previous workshop, participants had the opportunity to engage with philosopher Eulàlia Bosch, a close friend of the renowned author John Berger (London, 1926 - Paris, 2017), whose work "A Seventh Man," published in 1975, deeply delves into the lives of migrants in Europe and draws a passionate portrayal of the migrant experience that still resonates today.
In the upcoming June event, participants will also be invited to draw inspiration from his work and draw parallels with the rapeseed installation, a plant used in such a way that also draws parallels with human migration.
Through collaborative activities and thought-provoking conversations, this special event will delve into various themes, including botany, gastronomy, local traditions, and future hopes. By exploring these topics, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the emotional connection between humans and the plant world, fostering reflection on the complex issue of migration.
This special event is open to the public and free of charge. However, due to limited space, only 20 participants can be accommodated. If you are interested in attending this unique workshop, please fill out the form shown below to reserve your spot. If all the spaces have been filled, you will be placed on a waiting list.
Inscription Form HERE. From Monday 29th May all bookings will go directly to the waiting list as we have filled all available spots.
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