Making friends with plants: observing softly

 

Zuri Camille de Souza

MONDAY NOV 16, 2020 8 PM CET, ONLINE 

 
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Photo: Zuri Camille de Souza

 

Living in cities, we often feel distanced from green spaces, yearning for nature and the sense of well-being it offers us. But what does this ideal nature comprise of?  And who has access to it? Through a workshop that suggests how we might explore and document the complex ecosystems that exist in city-centers, suburbs and urban sprawl, we will learn how to create a herbarium that is both botanical and political, engaging with the flora that surrounds us in an interdisciplinary and perhaps, gentler way - bringing narratives of equality and the complexities of gender, class and social inequality into dialogue with botany and design. The intention of this workshop is to develop a sensitivity to nature and the communities within which we exist, to understand - through a more collectivist approach - the place we take up within an environment, the resources we use, our outputs as chemicals, sounds, materials and alterations to the environment.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

ZURI CAMILLE DE SOUZA

 

Zuri is a chef and graphic designer. She eats to understand and she cooks to think. Working with landscapes, the ocean and migration, she writes, collects plants, and gathers stories. With a sharp interest in politics and botany, her work focuses on the way human beings, individually and collectively, interact with their environment through acts of healing, ingesting, and nourishing.

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