Eating the Anthropocene

August 25th, 2019

How can we encounter ourselves in the Anthropocene? A study in the deconstruction of cows and an introduction to “The Lost Crops of America” project.


Symposium: Presentation

“The Lost Crops of America” uses food as a point of reference to address ancestry, extinction, diversity, conflict and monocultures. The project asks questions not only of the paleo-history of plant growth, distribution, and ecology in the region—but asks us to find meaning in these questions of our present and future landscapes. In her presentation, Lynn Peemoeller introduces the project, drawing on former experiments with food culture and metabolism in Berlin and Cyprus.