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Botanical Comrades 植物同志

Plants Practice Politics with Zheng Bo

07 Nov 2020

Zheng Bo, After Science Garden, 2018. A collaborative project with Diane Willow. Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 2018

© Zheng Bo. Image courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery
The event will be broadcast as a livestream here.
On 7 November, which marks the Solar Term Beginning of Winter (立冬) in the East Asian lunisolar calendar, artist and theorist Zheng Bo will be joined by biologists Regine Hengge, Roosa Laitinen and Matthias Rillig to speculate about how plants practice politics.

heng understands politics as a bodily practice that can only take place in exchange with others, particularly through interspecies relationships. For instance, trees are protected and nourished by fungi, while insects are responsible for pollination. Botanical Comrades 植物同志. Plants Practice Politics examines forms of interspecies communication and asks how humans can take part in interspecies politics.

Conversation and Live Diagramming with Regine Hengge & Zheng Bo

Walk with Roosa Laitinen & Zheng Bo

Round-Table-Discussion with Matthias Rillig, Roosa Laitinen, Regine Hengge & Zheng Bo