Lost indigenous knowledge about plants, medicine and nutrition. Food as a cultural archive. Landscape as an archive of history and memory. Questioning the culture/nature dichotomy. The politicized green space.
The think tank brings together 15 experts from different fields to reflect on the decolonisation of nature. Scientists from different disciplines, artists, thinkers, activists and chefs exchange ideas, give lectures, artistic interventions, watch films, cook and eat together. Their conversations and contributions will be filmed and made available online. Parts of the programme will be shown on video and live at the GOETHE MORPH* festival in Reykjavik in September 2022.
With Neo Musangi, Harriet Ng'ok, Partick Maundu, Kahira Ngige, Kegura Macharia, Rosie Olang, Martin Oduor, Suzanne Mielko, Ikal Angelei, Sam Guchu, LAM Sisterhood, Nic Omundo, Route to Food. Hosted by Chao Tayiana Maina, Njoki Ngumi and Isabel Raabe
In Cooperation with African Digital Heritage and The Nest Collective. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
Watch video footage from and surrounding the event below.
1. TALKING OBJECTS LAB IN CONVERSATION: Ann Moraa
2. ANTI-COLONIAL APPROACHES TO NATURE, SESSION ONE: Harriet's Botanicals
3. ANTI-COLONIAL APPROACHES TO NATURE, SESSION TWO: Chao Tayiana Maina
4.-7. ANTI-COLONIAL APPROACHES TO NATURE, SESSION TWO: Patrick Maundu