The Coloniality of Planting

Sheikh, Shela and Gray, Ros. 2020. The Coloniality of Planting. [Audio]

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Creators: Sheikh, Shela and Gray, Ros
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For the final podcast of the series, Ros Gray and Shela Sheikh will introduce how planting was central to colonialism and explain why it is vital that we recognise the ongoing effects of colonial botany and the plantation system. They will discuss how gardens – from botanical collections to municipal parks – are historical sites of exclusion and labour as well as leisure and enjoyment, detailing the hierarchies that exist within these spaces, and describing how artists have actively sought to decolonise these spaces through planting with reference to ongoing projects in London.

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Keywords: Colonialism, botany, gardens, plantation, environmental racism, art
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Copyright Holders: Shela Sheikh, Ros Gray
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Item ID: 29129
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 08:37
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 08:37


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