Conversation with curator Ethel Baraona Pohl published in the Solitude Journal on Collective Care & Response-ability.

In the midst of the European lockdown, »when the economic, political, environmental, and social climate often make us feel that the world is falling apart,« curator Ethel Baraona Pohl and landscape architect Céline Baumann wrote each other messages in which they address the notion of collaboration and what it means to »care with« instead of to »care for.« By revisiting Céline’s work Parliament of Plants and the exhibition Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales at Matadero Madrid that Ethel curated, they argue that through observing the botanical world and its phenomena, we can learn a lot about interdependency, mesh networks, and contamination as tools to commonly inhabit and care with the world.

The Solitude Journal features works and writings in which the political, social and ethical dimensions of care and concern between humans, non-humans, other species and the material world converge. A publication of the Akademie Schloss Solitude edited by Denise Helene Sumi.

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