Anna Tsing

THE ART OF OBSERVING

WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018, at 19H30

Lecture by anthropologist Anna Tsing, author of The mushroom of the end of the world, on the possibility of living in the ruins of capitalism. (La Découverte, 2017), moderated by Frédérique Aït-Touati (EHESS-CNRS), scientific director of SPEAP (Master of Experimentation in Political Arts)

In following the trail of a mushroom, a delicacy of choice for the Japanese, and its gatherers in the forests of Oregon, Finland and Japan, anthropologist Anna Tsing pays special attention to to non-human living - forests, fungi, soils.

An art of observation that allows him to tell common stories between humans and other living people, of precariousness, cooperation and adaptation. The stories Anna Tsing tells explore ways to make these ruins liveable and to reconnect with them.

The discussion will be held in English.

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