EARTH OBJECTS : ECOLOGY | AESTHETICS | ART
@CUNY Graduate Center
MARCH 20TH, 5:30-7:30 PM | rm # 5409
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Using several field examples—basketry, charcoal, forest tea—this talk explores the environmental dimensions of material culture as a key mode of communication conveying human understandings of nature through time.
Daniel Niles is associate professor of geography at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan. His research examines how different forms of traditional environmental knowledge remain sensible through time, and the continuing relevance of these longstanding fields of experience today. He has served as Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; Visiting Researcher at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; as consultant in agricultural heritage for the FAO and as creative director at Eocene Arts. Recent publications include "Sustainable agrifood systems for a post-growth world” (Nature Sustainability 2022).