Cultivation of Buckwheat as a Practice and Momentum


Field trial II, including The Field Kitchen, from the cultivation test for buckwheat at the Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies in the south of Sweden. Photo Gunnel Pettersson.

On Wednesday, Nov 19, Gunnel Pettersson will talk about an art and design project that is based on the cultivation of buckwheat.

Update: This talk is now posted on YouTube, and embedded below.

What: Greenhouse Artist Talks
When: Wednesday, November 19, at 17-19
Where: Växthuset, Slottsträdgårdens kafé (map)
Whom: everyone, open to the public, but please sign up here!

The Cultivation is an art and design project using agriculture and, in particular, the cultivation of buckwheat as a practice and momentum. Intercultural experience and a personal desire to connect across generations has drawn up several experiments, field trials, and interventions. A prototype of handmade buckwheat noodles is currently being developed based on Japanese craft tradition. The buckwheat has been cultivated in southern Sweden by Hushållningssällskapet. All of these steps, in the very slow process of growing, are documented in various representations. In the practical “doing”, the transfer of knowledge and translation can be shown to display a pattern of communication.

Gunnel Pettersson is an artist and senior lecturer at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.

Read more about and see the full programme of the Greenhouse Artist Talks lecture series here.

For more information, contact Veronica Wiman.

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