Through the repetitive action of soil-care in my garden in London, at the community garden and later on in Brussels, I have realised that I now think of soil-care as an action that sits in a different temporality.
I am right now, in the present, taking care of
the soil, which was created thousand years ago, while thinking of the benefits
my repeated actions will have in the future.
I am acting in the present, using
the past, thinking of the future.
*Puig de la Bellacasa, M. (2015). Making time for soil: Technoscientific futurity and the pace of care. Social Studies of Science, 45(5), 691-71
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