On this page you can find out more about the previous research clusters that were part of The Seed Box first phase during 2015 - 2019.
The Seed Box develops research in the field of environmental humanities, attending to both the early traditions such as ecocriticism, environmental philosophy, environmental history, and political ecology, and new horizons opened up by theoretical innovations such as new materialism, post humanities, plant theory and citizen humanities.
The research projects within the Seed Box explore the boundaries between scholarly research and artistic and activist practices; they explore and create new methodologies and ways of communicating scholarly knowledge to the academic community and beyond. Taking the cue from the wider field of environmental humanities at large, which invites researchers to make their work more relevant and accessible to non-academic communities living and working closely with environmental problems, our citizen humanities projects connect Swedish and international communities to cutting-edge academic research. Consequently, the Seed Box research portfolio realizes a citizen humanities approach that is methodologically innovative and engages collaborations across diverse media and areas within the humanities and related interdisciplines, as well as a wide range of knowledge-makers and stakeholders from communities beyond academia.
The research and project portfolio during phase one of The Seed Box was organized in eight, often interrelated areas:
Deep Time, Deep Earth, Deep Water, Toxic Embodiment, Weather and Climate Change, Green Futures, Media Ecologies and Multispecies Stories.