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Whilst a compost might become a messy place of half- formed ideas, it can become a place where new connections can be fostered, where matter is reconfigured and reimagined. It is also a place for systems and controls to be examined and sensitised to the role of nature and cultivation processes for long- term rather than short-term growth.

COMPOSTING 0122: How can a practice of nourishment and enrichment of materials and ideas, create the potential for action, and how can art and accounting emerge differently?

Within this compost enquiry I want to introduce and develop concepts and research that cut across the disciplines of art, accounting and environment in order to develop sensitivities to the potential for cross contamination beyond existing silos.


I am asking how I can create a more sensitised accountability, one that can be seen in a context of a biodiversity of cognition and biological life, as discussed in Donna Haraway’s work. Haraway, D (2002) ‘The Persistence of Vision’ in Mirzoff, N. (ed.) The Visual Cultural Reader. New York, Routledge, pp 676-684. Available at


I am interested in genuine reform and exploring what matter matters and rises to the surface. Composting demands time and patience, fermenting for later use, in short supply as we continue to move from crisis to crisis.


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