Roots & Seeds XXI- Multidisciplinary Garden Cartography BCN. 15 & 16 July, 2021
July 15-16, 2021.
Ferran Sodevil Garden, University of Barcelona.
Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is committed to raising public awareness of this crisis, analyzing its causes and disseminating knowledge about the world of plants. The first event was be the “Multidisciplinary Garden Cartography”, which toke place at the Ferran Soldevila Garden (University of Barcelona) on July 15 and 16, 2021, a think tank in which artists and scientists participated. The concept of this event will be replicated in Paris and Linz in September this year, adapting the format to its different gardens and participants.
For the event in Barcelona we invited a group of 20 professionals from different fields (artists, scientists, economists, philosophers and environmental science researchers, along with cultural actors such as curators and art critics) whose practices are linked to the plant world in different ways. Based on round tables and transdisciplinary dialogues, we analysed the crisis of biodiversity with the intention of proposing sustainable ways of relating to nature. During the event, the participants carried out a multidisciplinary cartography, that is, a joint mapping of the garden. Beyond its taxonomic information, this cartography had the intention of making visible discourses that consider plants as agents and not as resources.
Through these workshops, Roots & Seeds XXI seeks to safeguard and promote botanical heritage, weaving scientific knowledge with storytelling and humanities. In this way, the “Multidisciplinary Garden Cartography” will promote the creative potential of artists and scientists working together, fostering multidisciplinary collaboration networks and hybrid methodologies.
Subsequently, a publication will summarize the dialogues produced there, in order to share them with the widest possible audience. Podcasts and video capsules with the interviews of the participants will also be made and distributed through the communication channels of the project partners and the Creative Europe Program of the European Commission.
The event will be in English.
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