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NATURE AND US: Botany, traditional knowledge and literature in our environment

Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance
Nature and Us

PUBLIC EVENT

Nature and Us: Botany, traditional knowledge and literature in our environment

Partners

Universitat de Barcelona, Quo Artis Foundation, Botanic Institut of Barcelona (IBB-CSIC).


Wandering through plants and words, departing from Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library and culminating at the Maternity Gardens.

Tuesday 3rd May, 2022 · 5:30 to 7:30 PM Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library and Maternity Gardens, Barcelona.

This interdisciplinary workshop will be merging literature and botany as part of Roots & Seeds XXI. The activity will promote, spread, share and disseminate the knowledge of Barcelona's urban flora, organised by the University of Barcelona and the Botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB, CSIC-Barcelona City Council). Lasting for two hours, the workshop will consist of a route from the Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library (our meeting place) to the Barcelona Maternity Gardens. Between cartography and literary research, we will identify several plant species and learn about their ethnobotanical uses, shared by the activity's participants. Through a card game and the reading of a literary text in relation to each selected species, we will engage with the vegetal environment by writing, reciting, drawing or sharing knowledge multidisciplinaryly.
The activity will highlight our connection and coexistence with nearby species through traditional knowledge, becoming aware of sensations (views, sounds, smells, textures, tastes) and feelings (comfort, tranquility, discomfort ...). The walk will foster our integration into the environment in which we live, transcending the exclusionary dichotomy between culture and nature, between humanities and sciences.

The workshop will be led by a team of professors and researchers from the Pharmacy and Food Sciences Faculty and the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Barcelona, ​​as well as the director of the Botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB, CSIC-Barcelona City Council): Eva Figueras (Fine Arts), Teresa Garnatje (IBB), Mar Redondo (Fine Arts) and Joan Vallès (Pharmacy and Food Sciences). The group has been working on projects together since 2019, sharing scientific and artistic perspectives.
Nature and us – website