James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State, chapter 1, Nature and Space, pp. 11-33.
Meredith Tenhoor, 'The Architect's Farm', in Above the Pavement, The Farm!, ed. Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, pp. 166-189
Dominique LaPorte, The History of Shit, Chapter 2, pp. 26-56.
Assignment: Start a project folder on are.na, and start researching your area of interest, related to the readings and your final project. This will form a research notebook/repository/reference collection for the rest of the semester! Collect images, articles, and other resources, and also connect them to the main Sakiya are.na channel so we can share research and map collective knowledge. You will informally present your research findings next class 02/26.
[Thursday 02/21’s class will be all devoted to training in ceramics and metal.]
Tuesday March 5th
Caliban and the Witch - Preface and Intro 11 pages total
Canaanites christians and the Palestinian Agricultural Calendar 10 pages total
Haunted Springs and Water Demons 20 pages total
The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Botanical Version 5 pages total
To read after watching Wild Relatives:
Planting Seeds/ The Fires of War about 30 pages
James C. Scott, Against the Grain, a Deep History of the Earliest States, introduction, pp. 1-35 and Chapter 7
Silvia Federici, Re-Enchanting the World, foreword and introduction
George Caffentzis, 'The Future of 'The Commons': Neoliberalism's 'Plan B' or the Original Disaccumulation of Capital?'
Samuel Dolbee, Shay Hazkani, Unlikely Identities: Abu Ibrahim and the Politics of Possibility in Late Ottoman Palestine.
Leah Temper, 'Creating Facts on the Ground: Agriculture in Israel and Palestine’.
David Wengrow and David Graeber, How to change the course of history
Argument against the Rousseauian narrative of agriculture, private property and the origins of inequality.
Frederick Turner, Beyond Geography
James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State, chapter 1, Nature and Space, pp. 11-33
Statecraft and forestry, to the standardization of measurement