Join us for a talk and conversation with gleaning specialist and Gleanologics founder Natalie Joelle.
glean, ɡliːn/, verb
1. intr. To gather or pick up ears of corn which have
been left by the reapers.
2b. To strip (a field, vineyard, etc.) of the produce
left by the regular gatherers.
3a. transf. and fig. To gather or pick up in small quantities;
to scrape together. Now chiefly with immaterial object,
esp. to glean information, to glean experience, etc.
–Oxford English Dictionary
Wed 26th Oct 2016
7pm, 7a Vyner Street
Natalie Joelle is currently writing a transdisciplinary study of gleaning and it’s relationship to lean culture, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She has published on Georges Seurat’s drawing ‘The Gleaner’ and The Book of Ruth; her work forthcoming includes considerations of gleaning and lean language in the writings of Peter Larkin (Punctum), Jim Crace’s novel Harvest (Bloomsbury), contemporary agrotechnology (Routledge) and managerial glossaries (Palgrave).
Natalie is going to present and discuss her research on contemporary conditions and practices of gleaning.
Members from the UK Gleaning Network will also talk briefly about their initiative and upcoming activities.
We’ll be serving Thinning Soda and Gleaned Cider, made with fruit gleaned in Kent and produced by Company Drinks.
7a Vyner Street
UK London E2 9DG
Nearest Underground: Bethnal Green
mobile: 0044 7941 696515
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