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Vegetal Resistance: Emma Balkind

Thu 4 May 2023

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A line drawn map with green areas and circles. Common Good Register courtesy of Edinburgh City Council.

Map of Edinburgh’s Common Good created by Emma Balkind using QGIS, with training by Nick Bearman, 2023.

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 a series of 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 speaker

Emma Balkind is a writer, researcher and educator, currently training in Data Analysis. From 2018-2022, she was a Teaching Fellow in Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art where she was Course Leader for Year 3 and the Master’s elective ‘What is the commons? Participation, objects, and place in contemporary art’. Emma completed an AHRC-funded PhD ‘Estovers: Practice based research on the concept of the commons within contemporary art’ at Glasgow School of Art in 2018.

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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Event Type

Talks & Events


Online via Zoom


6:00pm — 7:30pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


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