Les plantes nous parlent d’Aubervilliers — Affinités des Sols. Soils Affinities

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Les plantes nous parlent d’Aubervilliers
Affinités des Sols. Soils Affinities

Past: Saturday, May 12, 2018 2 PM → 7 PM

Uriel Orlow continues his exploration of the intersections between colonial history and plant species with specific territories. These silent witnesses, known as plants, reveal a history that has evolved at both local and global levels, following migratory flows, the movements of human and vegetable populations, and the historical, social, economic and political trajectories at the origin of the agricultural landscapes of today.

Affinités des sols . Soils Affinities looks back to the vegetable-growing days of Aubervilliers before it gave up its land to the industrial revolution, and the 1885 Berlin conference paved the way for some of Europe’s agricultural production to be transferred to Africa. Crops once produced in Aubervilliers were relocated to Mali and Senegal and are now sold in the city of Aubervilliers’s Chinese and Pakistani grocery stores and consumed by the local population, many of whom have also taken the path of migration from their countries of origin to France and Aubervilliers.

Based on this dynamic of plants as both political and economic agents, Uriel Orlow has organised two days of meetings and talks, the first of which will explore the local axis; the second will look at the post-colonial aspect.

This first meeting, entitled What plants tell us about Aubervilliers, will take place at the Ferme Mazier, a vegetable nursery which is the last remaining farm on the Plaine des Vertus. Historically, Aubervilliers was a rural area that supplied Paris with fruit and vegetables. Aubervilliers specialities were leeks, cabbages and straw-yellow onions, a variety created in Aubervilliers.

What remains today of this market gardening past, apart from the street names in the city?

To begin the day, a guided walk, led by botanist and researcher Jean Charles Teulier, will let the descendants of those vegetables that push up on the wasteland and pavements of the city do the talking, along with stories and anecdotes throughout the visit.

A talk will follow at La ferme Mazier with Bernadette Lizet on the archives of Paul Jovet, an Albertivillarian resident and botanist in the 1950s, and with Leonard Nguyen Van Thé, a specialist in the subject of soils in urban areas; ethnobotanist Véronique Desanlis and Ariane Leblanc, coordinator of the La Semeuse project, will examine our relationship with wild flora in the nooks and crannies of the city.

  • Les plantes nous parlent d’Aubervilliers — Balade botanique dans la ville d’Aubervilliers — Botanical ramble through the city of Aubervilliers — Jean-Charles Teulier Event Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Botanical ramble through the city of Aubervilliers with Jean-Charles Teulier
    For a begining of the ramble at 2:00pm, meet will be at 1:45 pm.
    (Rendez-vous point to be confirmed)

    The number of places for the meeting at La Ferme Mazier is limited to 50 people. — Reservation is therefore necessary at reservation@leslaboratoires.org or by phone 01 53 56 15 90

  • Les plantes nous parlent d’Aubervilliers — Rencontre à La Ferme Mazier Meeting Saturday, May 12, 2018 4 PM → 7 PM

    This first meeting will take place at the Ferme Mazier, a vegetable nursery which is the last remaining farm on the Plaine des Vertus.
    The number of places for the walk is limited to 20 people. — Reservation is therefore necessary at reservation@leslaboratoires.org or by phone 01 53 56 15 90

    With Jean-Charles Teulier (botanist), Bernadette Lizet (ethnobotanist / ethnobiologist), Léonard Nguyen Van Thé (gardener), Véronique Desanlis (ethnobotanist), Ariane Leblanc (coordinator of La Semeuse) and Uriel Orlow (artist)

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99

www.leslaboratoires.org

Aubervilliers – Pantin Quatre Chemins

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

And on booking for events at reservation@leslaboratoires.org

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The artists

  • Uriel Orlow
  • Bernadette Lizet
  • Leonard Nguyen Van Thé
  • Véronique Desanlis
  • Ariane Leblanc