Welcome to The Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network

Open Soil Research

April 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bard College Berlin, Kuckhoff Str. 24

On behalf of the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) we warmly invite you to a hands-on workshop titled: Open Soil Research. This workshop is about experimental learning, muddy hands, and curious minds! Far more than just the dirt under our feet, soil is a truly complex and dynamic ecosystem. It is a constantly changing mix of minerals, living organisms, decaying organic matter, air, and water. It is the living skin of our planet, allowing new forms of life to come into being.

Guided by workshop facilitators Antonia von Schöning (HU Berlin) and Julian Chollet (mikroBIOMIK Society), the participants will collect samples and – using binocular and transmitted light microscopes – observe tiny creatures as they turn organic waste into fertile soil. Together, we will explore questions such as: Who lives in our soil? What infrastructures permeate the underground? How do organic, technical, and human beings co-exist and form complex soil ecologies?

Important Notes:
The number of participants is limited, so please sign up for the workshop at your earliest convenience, latest by April 5th using this Google Form. If you have any questions about the event, please email BCB faculty Janina Schabig at j.schabig@berlin.bard.edu.

We hope to see many of you there!
Agata Lisiak & Janina Schabig
EHCN representatives at BCB