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Vegetatio

June 22nd 2023 Orsay University biological greenhouse
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This public event marks the end of a 2-week residency between the Orsay and Saclay campuses. Named Plant Ontology, it was conducted in collaboration with Claire Damesin, ecophysiologist; Karen Houle, ethical philosopher and poet; Sylvie Pouteau, plant ethicist; and Amandine Dubois, greenhouse manager.

A series of workshops were offered to students, teacher-researchers and staff from various departments: geops, plant biology greenhouse, IDEEV, Agroparistech.
Phytomorphism: taking on the shape of a plant.
Soil portraits based on study or personal samples
Botanical portraits: recount a memory of a unique encounter with a plant.

On 22 June, there were also workshops on collecting seeds, making cuttings, writing poems and breathing deeply, listen to the soil
The event ended with a "rising moon" event: planting yourself in front of night-blooming plants while listening to various poetic texts about plant life.

Exhibition of works
Vertimus, bending with the pine
Dendromité, breathing with the tree
Soil portraits
Botanical portraits

a project supported by the REBBEL network, the University of Paris-Saclay and the ESE

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Karine Bonneval