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What is the Biodiversity Crisis?
Speaker: Lucio Montecchio
During the last years, the discourses around the loss of biodiversity and more sustainable production and consumption models have advanced widely in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and new technologies. However, our actions individually and collectively are lagging behind. We call it "loss of biodiversity", but this is not a loss, we are killing biodiversity through our behaviour.
How can we change this and co-create a more sustainable future?
Multidisciplinary Garden Cartographies
Speaker: Claudia Schnugg
During the Roots & Seeds XXI workshops, participants from different fields (artists, scientists, philosophers, researchers, curators, cultural agents, and others), whose practices are linked to the plant world in different ways, will analyse the crisis of biodiversity with the intention of proposing sustainable ways of relating to nature. During the event, the participants will carry out a joint mapping of a garden. Beyond its taxonomic information, this cartography will have the intention of making visible discourses that consider plants as agents and not as resources.
Speaker: Gabino Carballo
Gardens have been called “la terza natura” by Jacopo Bonfadio, the third nature. They have also been called “the greater perfection” by Francis Bacon, the philosopher, suggesting that it was harder to grow a garden than to build anything else. Gardens, for all their poetry, reflect our vision of the world in terms of what nature should be like.