11. 5. 2023

Presentation on emergent ecologies related to waste at Charles University

Daniel and Roman Figura presented together a paper at the Friday seminar (May 5) of the Department of Philosophy and History of Natural Sciences, Charles University in Prague. Their talk entitled ‘Diverse Lives of Landfills’ introduced landfills as places where different forms of life flourish. Human scavengers collect and repair various objects, feed animals, pumpkins grow in ‘soil’ rich in nutrients, and ravens extend the abundance beyond the landfills by transporting food waste to the woods. While Daniel talked about multispecies relations at landfills, Roman focused on behavior and cognitive capacities of the corvids and their creative use of waste.