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Glasgow Seed Library

Colonial Seeds

Tue 21 June 2022

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Wheelchair accessible

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Two tiny gold ornaments shaped like ears of corn.

Gold maize ornaments, 750AD-1550AD, Ecuadorian Northern Highlands. Copyright: Museo Casa del Alabado.

Where do our seeds come from? How did they get here? How have their cultural meanings changed?

Gather for a friendly discussion led by artist and researcher Désirée Coral, and learn about the history of corn!

The final Colonial Seeds event coincides with Inti Raymi, an annual festival which celebrates the Incan God, the Sun, which corresponds with the summer solstice in Europe.

Désirée will share her research into the cultural significance of corn to Andean cultures, and how the plant was introduced to be cultivated by Europeans.

Francis McKee, writer and director of CCA, will join Désirée in conversation after the talk, to discuss the issues and ideas explored throughout her residency.

About the speaker

Désirée Coral is an Ecuadorian-born artist and a PhD student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. She explores and examines early global exchanges of plants and seeds, from the Americas to the rest of the world and vice versa. Désirée is Glasgow Seed Library’s first artist/researcher in residence, supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

Event Collection

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


Creative Lab


6:00pm — 7:30pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available