Aislinn Cassidy

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Weeding is the process by which we make informed choices in nature, applying our intelligence and sweat to the earth. To weed is to apply culture to nature and the decisions we make, with regard to what constitutes a weed or not. Weeding makes visible some of our irrational and unfounded hierarchical, moral and aesthetic judgements. The systematic management of plant preservation or eradication within protected heritage sites or monuments, such as the Derry Walls, highlights the delicate and precarious distinctions between the prioritisation of the preservation of our past, and the importance of biodiversity and environmental conservation for sustaining our future life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalIntersections (Postgraduate Journal - Arts , Humanities , Social Sciences)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 3 Jul 2020


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