Rumination and Collected Action, texts

Rumination and Collected Action

Rumination and Collected Action explores Val Taleggio, Italy from the perspective of the first steps in the chain of cheese production – the pastures and grazing animals. While the structures of the market are a major driving factor, the tastes and agency of many actors drive decisions at each step. In this context, the language of policies addressing the landscape and production feels disconnected from the ways the actors within the cheese chain make decisions for themselves. In Rumination and Collected Action, the grasses, herbs and associated plants of the pasture push back - exploring the possibilities of sovereignty and political representation without independence.

Official Communications of the Pastures, June 2019