[Note change of venue for Day 2]

Friday 18 March 

Richard Hoggart Building 342 


10:30 – Introductory remarks

11:00–12:30 – Colonialism and Cultivation

Brenna Bhandar (SOAS, University of London) – Title tbc

12:30–13:30 – Lunch

13:30–15:00 – The Plant as Bio-Legal Hybrid

Alain Pottage (London School of Economics) – Title tbc

15:00–15:30 – Break

15:30–18:30 – Global Plant Histories and Multi-Species Temporalities

Maria Thereza Alves (Berlin) – Close to Home

Elaine Gan (Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene, Denmark & University of California, Santa Cruz) – Oscillation and Invasion: Layered Temporalities of the Mekong


Saturday 19 March 

Professor Stuart Hall (PSH) Building LG02 (lower ground floor lecture theatre 02)

[The PSH building is at the back of the playing fields, behind the main building]


10:30 – Introductory remarks

11:00–12:30 – Plant Intelligence

Anthony Trewavas (University of Edinburgh) – Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

12:30–13:30 – Lunch

13:30–17:00 – Vegetal Sensing, Bio-Indicators and World-Making Projects

Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London) – Vegetal Sensing, Bio-Indication, and Expressive Modes of Environmental Politics

knowbotiq (University of the Arts Zurich) – The Secret Life of Algorithmic Plants

[short break]

Graham Harwood (YoHa & Goldsmiths, University of London) & Fran Gallardo (Queen Mary University, London) – TBC: To be Cultivated: Plants and Flowers from the Thames


Conference chaired by Matthew Fuller and Shela Sheikh (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths)