Cultivating among the ruins

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Date 12.04.2022 16.05.2022  
Speaker Marianna Fenzi
Location
Rolex Learning Center
Category Exhibitions
Event Language French, English

The 40 panels in this exhibition assemble fragments of the rural Mexican landscape. Shaped by traditional smallholder agriculture, these spaces show appropriations and repurposings of old infrastructure, such as churches and haciendas, and are places of celebration as well as work. They also show the more discreet transformations of the maize landscape in Mexico, revealing that even scientific innovations can pass through farmers’ fields without taking the place that they were intended to. Whether reappropriated in local practices or simply set aside, sometimes innovations are simply unable to replace the local agroecology, whose farmer-driven transformations continue – silently, underground, but incessantly.