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.
/ 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
/ 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...)
/ S o i l
Wed 18 July
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.
/ 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
/ U r b a n S o i l s
Wed 7 Nov
/ S o i l F i c t i o n s
Wed 21 Nov
/ E d g e s o f E c o l o g y 1
Wed 5 Dec
/ 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