Rethinking lowland soils: Enactments of carbon rich soils in the green transition of Danish agriculture

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


This project explores how lowland soils are being enacted as a matter of concern by farmers, scientists, and public authorities through practices, technologies, and policies of soil recuperation in the process of addressing the green transition of the agricultural sector in Denmark. By exploring practices of identifying and classifying lowland soils in the act of recuperation, the project will contribute to an academic conversation on anthropogenic landscapes offering insights into how knowledge and practices are incorporated or circumvented in the green transition of the agricultural sector.

Acknowledging that past and present imaginaries and practices – both locally, scientifically, and politically - as well as visions of possible and hoped-for futures are indeed also a part of the establishment of lowland soils, the project will focus on historically contradictory practices and politics of environmental conservation and recuperation by exploring contemporary enactments through more-than-human relations, technologies, and policies in search for future landscapes.
Short titleRethinking lowland soils
Effective start/end date2023/09/012027/08/31

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Free keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Farmers
  • Lowland soils
  • Local knowledge
  • Anthropology
  • Enactment Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies