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Key Work: Shela Sheikh on “Wild Relatives”
18 November 2020


Shela Sheikh will reflect upon Jumana Manna’s "Wild Relatives” (60 mins) as it relates to her own research. Wild Relatives starts from an event that has sparked media interest worldwide: in 2012 an international agricultural research center was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian Revolution turned war, and began a laborious process of planting their seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups. Following the path of this transaction of seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, a series of en- counters unfold a matrix of human and non-human lives between these two distant spots of the earth. 

Read Shela Sheikh‘s article here.