2 October, 12:00

Linköping University

On October 2 – 4, 2019 The Seed Box organizes its concluding conference at Linköping University, and we very much hope to see you there! The conference is an opportunity to gather the heterogeneous and widespread network that very much has constituted the Seed Box program since it started in 2015.

The conference will also be an opportunity to investigate what can be learnt for the future in the continued exploration and development of Environmental Humanities – scholarly, artistically, politically and organizationally. In addition to lectures and panel discussions, a significant part of the conference will be organized around sessions with Seed Box Postdocs, Seed Box PhD Students, Seed Money projects, and Seed Box affiliates.

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Conference Program

Wednesday 2 October – SH62, Studenthuset, Linköping University

12:00 Registration (at Studenthuset entrance)

13:00 Welcome to Environmental Humanities: Modes of thinking and being ecological, Victoria Wibeck, The Seed Box.

13:30 “Living sustainably – From buying eco-products to building alternative economies”, lecture by Karin Bradley, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00 “Politicising the depolitical – Conflicting imaginaries in Swedish 21st century mining”, lecture by Simon Haikola, Research Fellow, Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change, Linköping University.

16:00 The arcane of earth reproduction – performative reading/sounding by mirko nikolić

17:00 Environmental Humanities mingle

Thursday 3 October – Vallfarten, Linköping University

08:30 Paper Session, chair Daniel Andersson

Isaac Lyne – Doing plastic-bottled water differently? The role of social entrepreneurship in delivering community-managed infrastructures

Åsa Callmer- Making sense of sufficiency: entries, practice and politics

James Wilkes – The Law of the Land: Asserting Indigenous Autonomy in Environmental Decision-Making

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Paper Session, chaired by Maria Langa

Daniel Andersson – Artificial Earth – The Question Concerning Technology in the Anthropocene

Hanna Husberg and Agata Marzecova – On changing imaginaries and techno(eco)logical sensing of urban air

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Paper Session, chaired by Åsa Callmer

Maria Langa – Aesthetic Environmentalism: The Play Value of Nature in Urban Gardening Practice

Anna Bohlin, Staffan Appelgren and Lena Stammarnäs – Reflections from a Seed Project: Living (with) Things

Åsa Sonjasdotter – Cultivating Stories

14:30 Fire pits and other activities in the woods of Forsmark. Presentation by Seed Money Recipients Carl Johan Erikson and Karin Willén with concluding cooking session.

19:00 Dinner at Munkkällaren, centrally in Linköping

Friday 4 October – TEMCAS, Temahuset

09:00 Biofeminist Environmental Humanities – Cultivating the more-than-human art of curiosity, concern, and care, collaboratively. Presentation by Cecilia Åsberg, Professor of Gender, Nature, and Culture at Linköping University.

09:45 Coffee Break

10:15 Paper Session , chaired by Lene Asp Fredriksen

Dana C. Mount – Animal Care: Administration and Critical Imagination

Bengt Karlsson – Life and Death in the Plantation: Tea and the travel of seeds, plants and science across the Indian Ocean.

N.A.J. Taylor – Manifesto for an Archive of Nuclear Harm

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Concluding Panel Talk, chaired by Victoria Wibeck