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Mon, Feb 11, 2019    7pm

Shadow Spaces: On Landscape and Plant Life in Palestine

By Omar Tesdell

Lecture Abstract

Landscapes are generally considered to be merely the stage for other processes, including plant and human life. However, this lecture shows how landscapes shape and are shaped by agro-ecological life. By exploring the spaces where foraging and farming persist in Palestine, the lecture shows how Palestinian agro-ecologies are part of, and not distinct from their landscapes.

About Omar Tesdell

Omar Imseeh Tesdell is assistant professor of geography at Birzeit University. His research examines agro-ecological transformation in the Middle East and North America. His work has been published recently in Geoforum, IJMES, NACLA Report on the Americas, and Jerusalem Quarterly. He also leads Makaneyyat, a landscape agro-ecology research group in Ramallah.