General Ecology: With Plants

Roots move towards water. Leaves grow towards the sun. Plants don’t have neurons… Does it matter? How else can they remember, and learn from their experiences? We consider plant intelligence, and what we mean when we talk about intelligence in the first place. Join us in thinking with plants.

General Ecology is a long-term, cross-organisational, multi-disciplinary and cross-media research project. Harnessing the network and learnings developed over the last years, the project is the Serpentine’s think tank at the porous thresholds of art, science and the humanities, bringing together the most forward-thinking researchers, artists, activists and practitioners from all disciplines to reflect on the urgent crises of the Anthropocene by thinking ecologically both within the Galleries, across a network of individuals and organisations, and in a wider context.

Host: Victoria Sin
Production: Jessie Lawson for Reduced Listening
Mixing: Steve Wyatt