Researching and exhibiting Agriculture and Extractive Industries
Currently I’m based at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences where I am part of the interdisciplinary research project: Cattle Crossroads. Researching Danish livestock production for the future. Together we focus on how optimized agricultural industries in Denmark respond to increasing demands for a green transition. I do it by exploring how materialities (bodies, infrastructure and technologies) structure, enable or obstruct a green transition in Danish agro-industries. Concurrently I research an old Study Collection used for teaching agricultural and veterinary students since the 18th century. I investigate how previous research in Danish husbandry has shaped the Danish farming landscape in various ways. As such I use the Collection as a material archive of priorities within the history of Danish husbandry where it enables an analysis of how the now optimized, efficient and globally competitive sector came about.
Together with the Collection’s preservation specialist Annika Normann Andersen and associate professor Frida Hastrup I work to make new exhibitions in a newly furbished gallery venue available at the former Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark – now Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Simultaneously I collaborate with the Design Museum of Denmark, the National Museum of Greenland and a group of artists to open an exhibition on the gold and ruby mining industry based on my former fieldworks in Greenland (2013-2017). The two exhibitions are expected to open in 2021/22.
If you have any questions or want to know more, do not hesitate to contact me.