21.4.15: Nick Bingham

Beekeeping in the age of the Anthropocene: Lessons for inheriting a crisis of inhabitation

This talk works between Geography, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and Animal Studies to do two things. First, to explore how a distributed group of beekeepers are seeking to respond to the ‘bee crisis’ by inventing a new version of beekeeping adequate to the challenges of a world increasingly inhospitable to these and other pollinators. And second, to take this case as a provocation to thinking why and how the ways that we think about ‘care’ and ‘living with’ other entities more generally might need to be refigured for living through the crisis of inhabitation that has been termed the Anthropocene.

Nick Bingham is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.