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Vegetal Resistance: Debra Solomon

Thu 11 May 2023

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A large bed of rhubarb, cow parsley and tall grass in a sunny urban setting.

Amsterdam Zuidoost Food Forest 2018-2023. Photo: Debra Solomon for Urbaniahoeve.

How do plants heal the soil, air and water? Can growing be an act of resistance? What multispecies futures might flourish in ‘damaged landscapes’?

Join three online conversations with artists and researchers Emma Balkind, Debra Solomon and NOMASMETAFORAS.

Explore different types of resistance as practiced through experimental ethnobotany, the re-commoning of urban spaces and building more-than-human alliances.

About the speakers

Debra Solomon is an artist-infrastructure activist, and a soils and public space food forest expert. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Amsterdam’s department of Urban Planning and is founder of Urbaniahoeve. Since 2010, Urbaniahoeve’s critical spatial practice is driven by reciprocal, interspecies care relations and biodiversity defragmentation.

Their current project is 56HA Amsterdam Zuidoost Urban Food Forest (VBAZO) which is produced by the Urbaniahoeve collective (core team: Debra Solomon and Renate Nollen) with local human and more-than-human communities and was presented in the Dutch Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennial.

About the series

Vegetal Resistance is curated by Sandy Sigala, artist-in-residence at Glasgow Seed Library, CCA. The seminar series is part of her research project which integrates alchemical thought and botanical knowledge, to build community resilience and earth care in the urban fabric.

Vegetal Resistance is supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.

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Talks & Events


Online via Zoom


6:00pm — 7:30pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


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