Welcome to the Seed Box

Tracking the traces of environmental change, exploring emergent ecologies

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The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory is a transdisciplinary program in Environmental Humanities, aimed at addressing and understanding the environmental challenges of tomorrow, today, and yesterday. We perform environmental humanities research and creative activity related to pressing environmental problems, across the nature-culture divide.

The long-term goal of the program is to establish an international environmental humanities consortium and a research hub focused on environmental challenges and engaged in research and artistic practices that bring together people from different fields and create an interface between academia and other parts of society.

Since its inception in 2015, The Seed Box has sought to:

  • advance the field of environmental humanities in both established and emerging directions, with an overarching commitment to methodological and conceptual innovation
  • create a high-quality international transdisciplinary research environment which is intellectually attractive, stimulating and challenging as well as mutually supportive for both senior and junior scholars
  • further an applied – yet philosophically advanced – citizen dimension within environmental humanities

During its second phase (April 2020-March 2022) the Seed Box increases its focus on artistic dimensions as well as collaborations with partners in the Global South.

The Seed Box is headquartered at Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden and supported with generous funding from Mistra and Formas. Program Director for The Seed Box is Victoria Wibeck , LiU, in collaboration with co-director/ Scientific leader Astrida Neimanis, University of Sydney, co-director/Artistic leader Katja Aglert, artist, and co-director/Program manager Björn Pernrud (LiU).



New postdoctoral position at The Seed Box available

In collaboration with The Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan), The Seed Box announces a postdoctoral position in fine... Read more

8 May, 2020

A new phase for The Seed Box

Although much of the world has been up and down lately, it is a very exciting time for The Seed Box right now.... Read more

2 April, 2020

Seed Box PhD Student Daniel Andersson defends his thesis

On January 24 2020, Seed Box PhD Student Daniel Andersson will defend his thesis "Artificial Earth: On the Genealogy of Planetary... Read more

21 January, 2020


29/5 – Cli-fi bookclub meeting

Cli-fi book club, please contact Emelie Fälton emelie.falton@liu.se, if you want to... Read more

29 May, 13.15-14.00