The picture is a snapshot from a film. The background picturing a grain field. The foreground consists of a text that reads: "The heirloom material is often more diverse with regard to color"

Public defence: Åsa Sonjasdotter, Artistic Practice (Fine Art)

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Welcome to the Public defence of Åsa Sonjasdotter's PhD titled "Towards Peasant Cultivation of Abundance"

14 Jun 2024
13:30 - 16:00
Lilla salen, Stadshallen, Stortorget 9, Lund

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Public defence

In her thesis, Åsa Sonjasdotter investigates modes of relations in peasant crop cultivation. The enquiry follows traces of such practices through artistic means, seeking to construct a conceptual framework that diverges from the capitalist paradigm of cultivation. In place of the paradoxical focus on both unlimited growth (of profit) and (artificial) scarcity, Sonjasdotter proposes that peasant crop cultivation can provide a model for ‘relations of abundance’ – that is, the social relations that proceed through and from peasant cultivation practices in contrast to industrial monoculture farming.

Opponent: Dr Nicole Wolf, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University of London

Date and time: 14 June at 13.30
Venue: Lilla salen, Stadshallen, Lund


In conjunction with the Public defence, Åsa Sonjasdotter's exhibition Cultivating Abundance is shown at Lunds Konsthall. The film Cultivating Abundance (2022), which is part of the exhibition, can also be viewed on Vimeo.

During the day of the Public defense, Lunds Konsthall will be open from 10.30 a.m. for those who want to see the exhibition before the event.

Exhibition opening: 31 May, at 18.00
Venue: Lunds Konsthall, Mårtenstorget 3, Lund.


Download and read the thesis here