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Wed, 8 - 9am, 8 Castle St. Huntly

A fortnightly reading group with the Town is the Garden

Fortnightly, Wednesday, 8am - 9pm, 8 Castle St.

Field Notes on Surviving the Future* (FN-SF**) is a fortnightly reading group considering issues around the current ecological crisis. It is a morning meander through a series of texts and ideas, in the hope that thinking together may help us pay better attention to the entanglement of human and more-than-human worlds. Each month we will read and talk about texts on themes such as the climate crisis, different ontologies, sustainability and resilience, agriculture, political economy and more.

2019

/ C L I M A T E C R I S I S
Wed 16 Jan
Text: Roy Scranton, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, Introduction and chapter 2 A Wicked Problem   

Wed 30 Jan
Text: Ros Gray and Shela Sheikh, "The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions"

/ D I F F E R E N C E
Wed 13 Feb
Text: Marisol De La Cadena, 2015 Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds, Story 5

Wed 27 Feb
Text: Hall, Laura. 2015. "My Mother’s Garden: Aesthetics, Indigenous Renewal, and Creativity". Pp. 283-292 in Art in the Anthropocene

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*The title of the series is inspired by David Fleming's Lean Logic
**
And Donna Haraway's SF (science fiction, speculative fabulation...)

2018

/ S o i l
Wed 18 July
Texts:
The Landscape Below: Soil, Soul and Agriculture, Bruce C Ball (selected chapters)
Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa. Chapter 5, Soil Times.

//Harvest Break//

/ S o i l
Wed 12 Sept
Text: Soil: Our Common Ground, Rebecca Lines-Kelly

/ L i c h e n s
Wed 26 Sept
Text: Establishing New Worlds, Anne Pringle. From Arts of Living in a Damaged Planet

/ B e g i n n i n g s o f E c o l o g y 1
Wed 10 Oct

Text: Prologue & Chapter 2: The Invention of Nature, Andrea Wulf on Alexander Von Humboldt

/ B e g i n n i n g s o f E c o l o g y 2

Wed 24 Oct

Text: Extracts from Cosmos Vol 2 Alexander Von Humboldt

/ U r b a n S o i l s 
Wed 7 Nov

Text: Introduction: The Lure of Pedogenesis: An Anthropological Foray into Making Urban Soils in Contemporary France. Germain Meulemans

 

/ S o i l F i c t i o n s

Wed 21 Nov

Text: 'The Lure of Soil(s) Fictions: Collaborations in Art, Anthropology and the Soil Sciences' (Chapter 7 from The Lure of Pedogenesis) Germain Meulemans

 

/ E d g e s o f E c o l o g y 1

Wed 5 Dec

Text: Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto

 

/ E d g e s o f E c o l o g y 2

Wed 19 Dec

Text: "Big Foot and the Termites: Remaking community and care at an old design school", Zoy Anastassakis

 

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