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Soil Assembly Convergence I June 21, 2024

As part of Planetary Narratives #5: Archipelago > Soil Convergence

Time: 14:00 - 18:30
Location: schwarzescafé, Löwenbräukunst, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich
Organized by WE ARE AIA/More-than-Planet

As part of the More-Than-Planet exhibition and the 20-month program, "Archipelago: Art and Science Investigations in Times of Unstable Knowledge", Awareness in Art in partnership with ART2M (Fr) presents a series of events at WE ARE AIA | Awareness in Art, Luma Westbau Schwarzescafé and SGMK. Come to celebrate the longest days of the year with us!

With Soil Assembly initiators: Vivek Vilasini (IN), Maya Minder (Hackteria, CH), Ewen Chardronnet (FR).

This symposium will look at the role art and design can play in the food transition and soil literacy. It will introduce the international Soil Assembly network, which will be championing this issue at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos earlier in the week. Organized for the first time in February 2023 at the Kochi Biennale in India, the purpose of a Soil Assembly is to leverage the power of art and design to create a living pedagogy that touches people's hands, hearts and heads; seed a global network of creative collectives and artists, activists, designers, farmers, chefs, scientists and technicians who are critically committed to living soil, biodiversity and landscape conservation; inform about formal and non-formal teaching methods for critical eco-competence, so that new generations can contribute to the collective regeneration of degraded landscapes; present living laboratories, innovative projects and communities working at the interface of agroecology, the arts and citizen science.

Schedule
14:00 - 14:45- Exhibition tour and welcoming words by Martina Huber (WE ARE AIA)Ewen Chardronnet (Art2M), co-curators of the More-Than-Planet exhibition; presentation of the More-Than-Planet cooperation program by Miha Turšič (Waag FutureLabs, NL).
14:45 - 15:30: Round table 1- Introduction to the Soil Assembly initiative
With Vivek Vilasini (IN), Maya Minder (SGMK/Hackteria, CH), Ewen Chardronnet (FR)
15:30 - 16:00- Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00- Hands on soil workshop with Terrabiom.org
17:00 - 18:00- Round table 2: Introduction to the Laboratory Planet newspaper
With Bureau d’études (FR), Ewen Chardronnet (FR), Helen Pritchard (UK/CH, Institute Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Basel FNHW), Federico Luisetti (IT, St Gallen University)
18:00 - 18:30- Presentation of the Archipelago program supported by Pro Helvetia Synergies program. With Maya Minder (SGMK/Hackteria), Martina Huber (WE ARE AIA), Ewen Chardronnet (ART2M), Roland Fischer (Symbiont). Announcements for Day 2 and future AIA events.

More information on the More-Than-Planet exhibition here: https://www.weareaia.ch/march-19th-opening-more-than-planet

Pro Helvetia Synergies program: https://prohelvetia.ch/en/whats-on/synergies-selected-projects-2024/#acc-archipelago-art-and-science-investigations-in-times-of-unstable-knowledge

Photo: Maya Minder giving the inauguration speech of the Soil Assembly, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2023, Kochi, India, photo credit: Shashank C.

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