february, 2023

05feb17:0019:30Day 517:00 - 19:30(GMT+05:30) View in my timePepper House


(Sunday) 17:00 - 19:30(GMT+05:30) View in my time


Pepper House

X68W+WG3, TM Muhammad Rd, Kunnumupuram, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India


    • february 5, 2023
    • 17:00 Futures of the Soil Assembly - Closing discussion and announcement (on site)17:00 - 18:00Final panel with Meena Vari, Neal White, Maya Minder, Ewen Chardronnet
      Sum up and announcement for the future Soil Assembly Speakers: Ewen Chardronnet (Fr), Maya Minder (Ch), Meena Vari (In), Neal White (Uk)

    • 18:00 Screening: The Mushroom Speaks, Marion Neumann (Ch), 202118:00 - 19:30Film Curated by Dr. Vasanthi Maria Dass

      The Mushroom Speaks, Marion Neumann, Intermezzo Films, Switzerland, 2021, 90’

      Under each mushroom, there hides a network that is invisible to the naked eye and that is evolving beneath our feet. The Mushroom Speaks ventures into this underground world, to hear what these organisms have to tell us. An initiatory journey to discover the fungal realm, the planet’s real immune system. A fascinating ecosystem recounted with sensitivity by Marion Neumann.

Speakers for this event

  • Ewen Chardronnet (Fr)

    Ewen Chardronnet (Fr)


    Ewen Chardronnet (Fr) is a collective artist, author, journalist and curator. He is currently editor-in-chief of the bilingual web magazine Makery.info and coordinator of the Creative Europe cooperation programs “More-Than-Planet” (2022-2025) and “Rewilding Cultures” (2022-2026). In his work, he is interested in practices, tactics and speculations that connect artistic research and scientific knowledge to the creation of social situations that intertwine discourses and shifts of perspectives in the very fabric of society.



  • Maya Minder (Ch)

    Maya Minder (Ch)

    Following the Biohacker, Maker and Thirdspace movements, Zurich based Maya Minder uses grassroots ideas, safe zones and citizen science to enable collective story telling through food and cooking. After studying Art history at the University of Zurich and Fine Arts at Zurich University of Arts, she has been co-curating and organizing projects independently or within the International Hackteria Society. Within her Green Open Food Evolution project she creates entanglements between human commodities and animism of nature. “Cooking transforms us” is a framework Minder weaves like a strings through her work. Cooking serves her to reveal the metaphor of the human transformation of raw nature into cooked culture, fostering evolutionary ideas of a symbiotic co-existence between plants, animals and humans.

  • Meena Vari (In)

    Meena Vari (In)

    Artistic Coordinator

    Meena Vari (In) is the Dean at the School of Media Arts and Sciences and Dean of Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practice at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology (www.srishtimanipalinstitute.in). She coordinates activities of the Center for Experimental Media &Arts (CEMA) and works closely with artists to develop the practice of Contemporary arts in Srishti and outside. Since 2004, she has been curating an annual international project called ‘Srishti Interim – Festival of Ideas & Performance’ by inviting Contemporary artists from around the world. Soil Assembly is one of the projects initiated during the Srishti Interim 2023.

    Artistic Coordinator

  • Neal White (Uk)

    Neal White (Uk)

    Neal is from London, founder of Office of Experiments, and Professor of Art based at CREAM, University of Westminster where he is part of the Ecological Futurisms Collective.

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