Dust to Earth: Donna Haraway and Lynn Margulis

An image of a spotted sea creature imposed over an image of a forest
Fabrizio Terranova, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Graphoui, Brussels.
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Study Sessions are informal and intimate discussion groups. This season's series, Dust to Earth, expands on our current exhibition Our Silver City, 2094. The title refers to extra-terrestrial particles known as cosmic dust, a key source for life on earth. Readings and discussions explore forms of relationships between the sea, the land and the sky. Cosmic dust becomes a starting point to explore ideas of geology, cosmology, deep time and collective resistance.

This Study session will bring together the practices of Lynn Margulis and Donna Haraway, both of whom have developed the concept of symbiosis from a biological phenomenon into an ethical-ontological figure of thought, and at the same time live(d) an interdisciplinary (or symbiotic) research practice that blurs the boundaries between the natural sciences and the humanities. In this session, we will explore their legacy and collectively think about symbiotic forms of co-living and survival.

Reading / Viewing

Haraway, Donna J. “The Camille Stories”, Haraway, Donna J. Staying with the Trouble. Duke University Press, 2016. pp. 134 – 168.

A PDF copy of this chapter is available here.

Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution, 2019

About the event

Online. Free. Limited Capacity.
Booking is required.
You can access this event through the Zoom meeting link available on booking.
There will be automated live captioning for this event.
A transcription for this event is not available afterwards due to the intimate nature of the event.
We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is one and a half hours. A rest break is not included.

Salome Rodeck studied cultural studies in Lüneburg and Amsterdam. Since January 2020, she has been pursuing her PhD at the Leibniz Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) with a project on the concept of symbiosis in Lynn Margulis and Donna Haraway.


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