Marc Ricard, Associate Writer for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World

Building up to the International Year of Soils 2015, there has been a concerted and widespread call for a global reassessment of the land we live on led both by international bodies including the UN and EU. In a world increasingly insulated from the material concerns of terra firma by urbanisation, industrialisation and the pervasion of virtual spaces; the purpose of the Soil Culture Programme is to reacquaint people en masse with the very material that has sustained life on Earth, which is now under threat.

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