As part of CAFx’ focus on the theme Life Form we are investigating symbioses between architecture and agriculture, human settlements and food production/consumption. Historically, the relationship between the two have been much more integrated than the present-day green deserts of giant grain fields and dense urban developments. What can we learn from history when we are imagining future scenarios in the wake of nature crises?
In this conversation, philosopher Sébastien Marot (F) and permaculture designer Skye Jin will share insights and thoughts based on their different research on this topic: both more from a historical perspective and as visions of future scenarios guiding how we live, eat, build, produce, consume and coexist. Marot will speak from his book “Taking the Country’s Side” where he examines 10.000 years of the relationship between architecture and agriculture, while Jin will elaborate on her project on permaculture in Scandinavia.
Sébastien Marot, Philosopher, teaches the history of architecture, landscape and the environment at the École d’Architecture de la Ville & des Territoires Paris-Est and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is the author of several books including ‘Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory’ (AA Publications 2003), and ‘Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture’ (Poligrafa 2019).
Skye Jin is a multimedia artist MFA and permaculture designer and educator. Founder of Art+Science+Permaculture and GardeningisActivism.com working with the the role of aesthetics in the climate crisis and community co-creation. Co-editor of the magazine PERMAKULTUR where she has researched the history of permaculture in Scandinavia and the regenerative potentials of the city.
The event is free for members of CAFx Community. Register through the ticket link.