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Cultural Politics of Seeds: Preivew of the Symposium on May 17th

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Abstract

Organized by Allison Carruth and RachelLee,“The Cultural Politics of Seeds”symposium will look at how gender, ethnicity, and race shape contemporary cultural and politicalmovements related to seeds. Conceived as aforum for integrating research, policy, activism,and art practice, this event will include day-longevent with 3 panels and two keynote talks anda related art exhibit at UCLA’s Art/Sci Centerfeaturing Fallen Fruit, the Los Angeles–basedart collaborative. By bringing together farmers,artists, academics, and political organizers, thesymposium demonstrates that to adequately examineseeds’ diverse functions in culture, takinga multifaceted approach is fundamental.

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