MCR/SCR Talks: Harvesting the Future

12th November 2019

C Day Lewis Room, 6pm

Wadham Fellow Dr Emilia Terracciano considers a little-known body of botanical studies produced by Italian photographer Tina Modotti (1896-1942) in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution.

Luminous photographs depict a series of hybrid corn, wheat, and soya seed varieties engineered by Indian agronomist, Pandurang Khankhoje (1884-1967). Making sense of this archive, we explore the unlikely collaboration between Modotti and Khankhoje, and raise questions about refugee solidarity, bio-engineering, third world food-sovereignty, and debates about the future.

Making sense of this archive, Emilia explores the unlikely collaboration between Modotti and Khankhoje, and raise questions about refugee solidarity, bio-engineering, third world food-sovereignty, and debates about the future.

The event is organised by the Wadham College Research Associates and open to all MCR and SCR members.

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