Cabot Institute workshop: Translating soil
Translating Soil is the first workshop of Soil, Seeds, and Social Change, a pilot project funded by the Cabot Institute.
The workshop will feature short presentations by three interdisciplinary speakers, followed by interactive and open discussions on the themes of soil knowledge, local and scientific expertise, and the soil related politics of social change.
The speakers for the workshop will be:
- Karen Inwood, community development consultant and Director of the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador.
- Alex Anesio, Reader in Biogeochemistry, School of Geographical Sciences
- Maddy Longhurst, town and country planner and community organiser with Blue Finger Alliance, a Bristol based soil conservation and urban growing advocacy network and the Bristol Energy Network.
The speakers will present their various understandings of soil through the research and community projects they lead. In doing so, they will address the three themed questions of the workshop:
- How can we make knowledge about soil?
- Whose knowledge counts for ecological futures?
- How can different kinds of knowledge move between different understandings of soil to shape social change?
This event will take place between 1 pm and 4 pm. All interested participants are welcome. Sandwich lunch for 20 provided.