Could you be arrested for planting flowers in your street?


TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Scheduled for Apr 9, 2020

Could you be arrested for planting flowers in your street? What guerrilla gardening reveals about our relationship with urban nature & culture. Dr Elizabeth Ewart, head of the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford joins JC Niala, one of her doctoral students to discuss human beings relationship to nature in cities. Dr Ewart has an interest in the anthropology of everyday practices such as gardening. JC Niala’s doctoral research focuses on urban gardeners in Oxford and she is interested in the what their everyday practice reveals about the way we live. Working with the case study of guerrilla gardeners who operate in cities such as London and Oxford they will explore the interactions between different types of gardeners that challenge commonly held assumptions about nature & culture.

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