May 10, 2017 – Debborah Battaglia, “Roots in Air: People/Plants/Ethics in Suspension”
Out of the urban ruins and food deprivation of World War II came the prototype for growing plants aeroponically. Aeroponics has since taken surprising turns as a technology for anthropocenic conditions – in Global South laboratories; “vertical gardens”; art installations; plant biology experiments for colonizing the cosmos. In its wake, questions open concerning the ethics of plant-people relations in future-making projects.
Debborah Battaglia is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College.
May 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz