How do we shape potatoes---or rice, corn, wheat, and other crops---and how do they shape us? How do memory and affect enter into the calculus of breeding and conservation? Two conversations---one on crops as plant genetic resources and the other on crops as resourcing and emerging in global spaces (aka “wrecks” and “ruins”) —need to be brought together. In this seminar, we will examine human-plant relationships in terms of co-domestication and co-selection. We will be discussing crop diversity from the point of view of science, symbol, sensual engagement, and multispecies becoming and returning.
People and Their Crops, Crops and Their People
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Permission of Major