«on souls and soil – stories of radical entanglements» competes for the BDC prize 2021
Duy Bui takes part at this year's Biodesign Challenge summit and competes with his work for the main prize!
Soil flows. It is a changing body, flowing through and with everything on this planet. «on souls and soil» investigates landscapes of colonialism, capitalism and displacement in Southeast Asia and sheds light on soil’s entanglements with history, culture, politics and science. Looking at villages in Hong Kong and Cambodia, stories of social and environmental inequality and degradation are told. How might insurrectionary acts and cultivation of shared responsibility dare us to imagine otherwise? With an attunement to the more-than-human we gain a greater sense of our interactions with terrestrial dynamics. To let these inform us is to illustrate other possibilities of life and collaborative survival.
Mentors: Dr. Roman Kirschner, Mona Neubauer & Luke Franzke
Mentor (for BDC): Dr. Joëlle Bitton
Assistant (for BDC): Martin Dušek
External Mentor: Dr. Ivano Brunner
Cooperation partner: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
on souls and soil