Over millennia human productivity has been strongly tied to the ability to reproduce: working the land, while raising children. Productivity and reproduction had to grow hand in hand with (forced) agricultural, or later, industrial work. While extractive practices are one of the main drivers to the unprecedented environmental transformation of the planet—most evident in climate change, biodiversity loss, and the emission of greenhouse gases—the bodies that inhabit it, and its soils, are also becoming infertile.

Exhausted is a collaboration between SALT and e-flux Architecture, supported by L’internationale and the Prince Claus Fund.

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For almost all of human history, reproduction was inexorable, unimpeded, and imperative, as well as socially and medically dangerous. Reproduction ref…
The heraldic symbol of the Red Hand is believed to embody Ulster’s founding legend, in which the first to touch the land in a boat race claims its s…
“Akka,” Umesh began, making eye contact through the rearview mirror as he expertly chauffeured the car down the highway, and I sat in the back sea…
The In/Fertile Crescent From the delta of the Tigris-Euphrates to the valley of the Jordan river, curving around the Great Syrian Desert and passing …
Soil is the basis of life and a symbol of fertility. It has played a crucial role in history, giving birth to and fostered a variety of cultures and c…
For many Native American communities, understandings of family, fertility, and “collective continuance” are closely rooted to the protection, pres…
Nick Axel, Cooking Sections, and Nikolaus Hirsch
Exhausted is a collaboration between SALT and e-flux Architecture within the context of CLIMAVORE: Seasons Made to Drift, a new solo exhibition by Coo…
Labor & Work, Land & territory
Motherhood and Reproduction, Reproductive Justice, Family, Community

Exhausted is a collaboration between SALT and e-flux Architecture, supported by L’internationale and the Prince Claus Fund.


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