Taking leave from the works in Corinne Silva’s solo exhibition, Garden State, this panel discussion will explore the act of gardening as a tool for the assertion of power, control and identity. Moving from the specificity of the Israeli colonization and occupation of the Palestine Territories to geopolitics on a global scale, the panel will probe issues such as classification, modernization, indigeneity, homeland, land rights and dispossession from the point of view of history, visual cultures, postcolonialism, law, geography, environmental studies and landscaping/urbanism.
Panelists will address the place of gardening – and, more broadly, cultivation and planting – within both the historical phenomenon of colonialism and ongoing, contemporary structures of coloniality. Furthermore, the panel will ask what role sensing techniques, including photography and sound practices, might play in the registration, revelation and contestation of such colonising and discriminatory practices.
Panelists will be confirmed shortly.