Past Event

The Forest Multiple

October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Online and in-person: Webb Library, University of Cambridge, 31 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Description

The question of what is a forest runs through numerous environmental research and policy discussions. From international policy guidelines to morphological classifications of tree density and height, as well as species variation, spatial extent, and carbon-storage capacity, many definitions of forests can be tied to their role as resources (Chazdon, 2016). Yet many other forests also surface as cultural, social, ecological, more-than-human, and cosmological relations and worlds, which further complicate the question of what is a forest. This symposium engages with the “forest multiple” (cf. Mol, 2002) to consider the pluralistic mobilizations and inhabitations of forests across varying contexts.

Event Speakers

Featuring Lydia Gibson, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Center for Science and Society. For full speaker list, please visit the event webpage

Event Information

Free and open to the public. please visit the event webpage for in-person and online registration options. Hosted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge