If only flowers had faces: seeing beyond the green blur

Autumn Science Lectures

Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ
£8 or £35 for the lecture series.
Cash only on the night.


Dr Dawn Sanders
Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg

Dr Sanders is a social scientist working across the art/science interface on notions of ‘plantness’.
In this lecture Dawn will explore the concept of ‘plant blindness’, which has been defined as “the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs.”
Removing plants from the human view makes it easier for us to exploit them and appears accordingly to reduce our ability to see into their worlds.
Dawn’s research asks how, by taking a different view of plants through an interdisciplinary lens, we might improve our understanding and sensitivity to the lives of plants.
Dawn firmly believes that society cannot afford its citizens to be plant blind.

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