Emily Crawford; Emily Crawford, Composting Feminism

Posted: April 15, 2018

A sensory, haptic tactical intervention to assist in the unsettling of our relationships with plants. Developing the concepts of multispecies jamming and DIY violence, a performative intervention grapples with the presumption that difference translates to ontological separation. This consumable pop up requires a valuing of plants beyond human use, opening ourselves up to embodied, vulnerable ways of ingesting stories and cross species relationships. How do practices of affective grounded care intersect with violence in ways that may develop tools and methods to compost the Anthropocene with plants front of mind? How might this help us to unseal ourselves from complexity and separation in times of mass extinction and destruction?

Though the delivery can be adapted to include fresh plant collaborators, themes and sensory modes, a paper written about this project can be found here; http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Trans30_12_crawford.pdf


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