Art+Research: Soil symposium with Kultivator

10 Mar 2021, 14:00-17:00

The Soil Symposium is a cross disciplinary meeting place for artists and researchers to discuss the matter, memories and futures of soil.

The focus of the seminar will be the work of Swedish art and agriculture group Kultivator, who will share their process-based commission for The Experimental Field called the Soil Faculty. The event shares inter-disciplinary perspectives on soil as part of the climate crisis and solutions, as part of Indigenous histories and as part of artistic practices.

With presentations from Stockholm University researchers including 2020 Olof Palme visiting Professor Jason Czarnezki from the Department of Law and Associate Professor Stefano Manzoni from the Department of Physical Geography, alongside newly commissioned texts from contemporary artists on the vast topic of soil as experimental matter.

Curator Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris. 

Jason Czarnezki 
For 2020, Professor Czarnezki has been named, by the Swedish National Research Council, the Olof Palme Visiting Professor at Stockholm University. His research concerns natural resources law, environmentalism, food policy, sustainable public procurement, private environmental governance, and global climate policy. 

Stefano Manzoni
Associate Professor in Ecohydrology, with research interests spanning soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions, hydro-climatic impacts on carbon and nutrient cycling, sustainable resource use and management, and ecological stoichiometry.