Rooted Hauntology Lab: Attempts at vegetal curation


  • Ingrid Vranken



curating, plants, non-human studies, practice-as-research


In this paper I share my personal attempt of co-working with plants as ghosts and how this has started to shape a curatorial practice that tries to resist extractivism. I wanted to rethink my own practice as a curatorand investigate how to shape relations and ethics differently. For this work I turned towards plants and ghosts as my teachers and allies. They pointed me towards strategies of being-with, generosity and sympoiesis, which I am trying totranspose into a (life-)practice. Rooted Hauntology Lab as an artistic-curatorial project is both the result and ongoing practical playground for this experimentation.

Author Biography

Ingrid Vranken

Ingrid Vranken completed an MA in Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp and Freie Universität Berlin as well as a Master in the Arts at DAStheatre in Amsterdam. She works as a dramaturg, producer and curator for multiple artists and arts organizations in Flanders. (a.o. SPIN, David Weber Krebs, Walter Verdin, Maria Lucia Cruz, Rosa Omarsdottir, Luce Goutelle, Helena Dietrich, Bâtard Festival). She is a member of FoAm, a transdisciplinary laboratory at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life. Her work focuses on connecting the arts and ecology, not only as a theme of artistic work, but also as a way to transform artistic processes and practices. Her research focusses on new collaborative, curatorial and dramaturgical models, and a wider ecological and post-capitalist transition, that include other-than-humans.


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How to Cite

Vranken, Ingrid. 2020. “Rooted Hauntology Lab: Attempts at Vegetal Curation”. Performance Philosophy 5 (2):236-51.