Rooted Hauntology Lab: Attempts at vegetal curation


In this paper I share my personal attempt of co-working with plants as ghosts and how this has started to shape a curatorial practice that tries to resist extractivism. I wanted to rethink my own practice as a curator and investigate how to shape relations and ethics differently. For this work I turned towards plants and ghosts as teachers and allies. They pointed me towards strategies of being-with, generosity and sympoiesis, which I am trying to transpose into a (life-)practice. Rooted Hauntology Lab as an artistic-curatorial project is both the result and ongoing practical playground for this experimentation.