We follow Dave - a chef with a passion for plants and foraging. This interactive documentary disperses Dave's encounters with plants on a clickable map!
It's january and the landscape seems quite barren. Scroll to explore this fictional map of the coastal area around Rotterdam through Dave's eyes. Click on the clues that Dave sees as he is walking around and find out if there is anything edible there. As you learn about the plants, you may also learn about other themes that are entangled into the species, such as how much one should pick, pollution, etc ...
We are Carolina and Gabrielle, two anthropology PhD students. We made this webpage during a two-week winter school on multi-modal anthropology methods at Leiden, as part of the Food Citizen's project.
I invite you to follow me as I inquire over the recent years’ drought(s) in Flanders. We will follow various leads that tell the story of this drought as it unfolds in the particular context of the dairy grasslands of the Scheldt’s estuary. Following Vaughn et al.’s call for ‘intersectional ecologies’, these various pathways will enable us to grasp pieces of - some of - the ways in which this drought gains materiality, is known and narrated and plays into local subjectivities. Moreover, the drought will offer a window to observe, grasp and question the 'wetness' of the dairy grasslands. Following Krause, we will not attempt to look at wetness within the frame of a binary opposition between the wet and the dry, but rather as a possibility that emerges within a “particular social, economic, and political arrangement” and “in relation to particular human activities and projects” (Krause, 2017:405-406).