Rooted Encounters Symposium and Fieldguide Gathering

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Rooted Encounters: Fields, Forests and Other Imaginings +

Ecologies of Artistic Research. 8-9 November, 2022

Deep Histories Fragile Memories research group organizes a symposium on pluralist entanglements of artistic thinking with other research ecologies and considers art’s potential for making a stand within current challenges. Thinking along with philosophies of plant biology, with feminist critiques of biotechnology, colonialism, and science, with histories of plants out of place, with bark beetles and bitter roots, we explore the collaborative possibilities of ambulatory libraries, storytelling-as-method, and ecologies of listening

November 8 & 9, 2022


Nov 8, 2022 / Luca School of Arts, Brussels

Morning Session / Talks:
09h reception/coffee

09h15 – 10h Alexandra Crouwers
10h – 10h45 Sepideh Karami


11h15 -12h Kate Briggs
12h – 12h45 Renée Turner

13h – 14h Lunch

Afternoon Session / Keynotes:

14h – 15h Paco Calvo / Planta Sapiens: Bridging the gap between plant science and the arts
15h – 16h Rachel O’Donnell / The Politics of Natural Knowing: Plant-Based Contraceptives in
Highland Guatemala


16h30 – 17h30 Catalina Valdez / Perspectives on and from the third landscape

Gathering / Ambulatory Libraries

Nov 9, 2022 / Braem Pavilion, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp

10h reception/coffee

10h15 – 12h45
Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist / Wendy Morris
Windmaker / Lukas De Clerck and the aulos
Apacina. A Contemporary Herbal and Ambiguous Tale / Polyvocal Reading of Fieldguide #2 / Rachel O’Donnell, Orlando Preternaturalist and Fifteen Voices.

13 – 14h Lunch

14h – 15h Hysteries: Plant of the Damned / Walk
15h – 17h Whispers of Wind / Ecologies of listening with Els Viaene and Nele Möller