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Interspecies Love. Panel with Monica Gagliano, Wanuri Kahiu, Bo Zheng, curated and moderated by Yvonne Volkart

The panel Interspecies Love taking place on 28 May 2024, 4 – 8 pm, at Istituto Svizzero, Rome, is part of the event Kinship In Transformation. Interspecies Love is a cooperation of Istituto Svizzero and the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF. The narratives of kinship, love and networks of care are deeply rooted in the respective social structures and cultural systems. In the Western world and beyond, the definition and ideas of these concepts are closely tied to a capitalistic and heteronormative social structure that has furthered the maintenance of privileges for some, and ...
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Interspecies Love. Panel with Monica Gagliano, Wanuri Kahiu, Bo Zheng, curated and moderated by Yvonne Volkart

The panel Interspecies Love taking place on 28 May 2024, 4 – 8 pm, at Istituto Svizzero, Rome, is part of the event Kinship In Transformation. Interspecies Love is a cooperation of Istituto Svizzero and the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF. The narratives of kinship, love and networks of care are deeply rooted in the respective social structures and cultural systems. In the Western world and beyond, the definition and ideas of these concepts are closely tied to a capitalistic and heteronormative social structure that has furthered the maintenance of privileges for some, and the persistence of inequalities for others. The event Kinship In Transformation invites artists and researchers, such as Laura Tripaldi, among others, coming from different disciplinary backgrounds and artistic practices, to share their reflections and work, opening to alternative narratives about kinship and love that can nourish fresh perspectives.

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Open Studio. Exhibition and performances by Julia Mensch and Aurelio Kopainig

Exhibition and lecture performance by team member Julia Mensch. The open studio is the outcome of the Art Residency URRA, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she continues developing her research into “Amaranth as a Political Agent.”

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Plant Intelligence: A conversation with Monika Messmer and Rasa Smite

Taking place on April 14, 2024, at Rehmann Museum in Laufenburg, the event is a discussion between Monika Messmer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick, and Rasa Smite, researcher at the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW. Monika Messmer will explore the question of how plants forge alliances. She will also talk about the breeding research at FiBL, which investigates how plants interact with soil microorganisms. Rasa Smite will present the research project Plants_Intelligence. Learning Like a Plant, which asks from the perspective of art whether the recognition of vegetal forms of intelligence might lead to other methods of knowledge generation, coexistence, breeding and to new, “intelligent” forms of plant and agricultural culture

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El Ombligo del Mundo [the Belly Button of the World] Curated by Adriana Dominguez

Exhibition featuring ongoing research and video works by team member Felipe Castelblanco made during his field trips. The series titled Detrás de la Noche [Behind the Night] was produced mainly at Camino Verde Reforestation Station, on the banks of the Tambopata River in Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. The area is a living seed bank, and a hugely important buffer zone where endangered Amazonia plants and trees are given space and time to thrive. However, during the gold mining rush in Madre de Dios of the last decade, and the desperation of conservation experts, scientists and Indigenous communities trying to mitigate the damage caused by deforestation and mercury poisoning of soils, air and rivers, plant teachers like Bobinzana are again called upon to teach us plant-led remediation and worlding

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