7 October, 13.45-15.15


The Green Room

Vital Decomposition
A Political Ecology of Soils

Kristina Lyons (University of Pennsylvania)

Join us for a conversation with Kristina Lyons on how processes of meaning-making are materialized in practices such as the stewardship of soil. Continuing the theme of the intersection and negotiation between national policy and local practices in the production of scientific and technical knowledge, we turn our eyes toward Kristina’s ethnography of the human-soil relations enacted by state scientists and peasants in Colombia.