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@ Week of Justice
The project was first presented at the International Week of Justice of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin in April 2015, a conference during which consequences of and alternatives to neoliberalism and globalisation were discussed.
The Soil Press Station became a live print shop, discussion forum, geography class and registration point. Instead of regular name tags, people received their personal soil profiles. Scientists produce soil profiles by vertically cutting through the ground to reveal the various layers and sediments. Here, the Soil Profiles were produced in dialogue with the participants, making their personal relation to soil visible. People wondered, ‘Am I a land grabber although I am not actively grabbing land, but because I live in a country that buys or leases land overseas?’, ‘Do I own land, if I grow tomatoes on my balcony?’ or ‘ Do I know anything about soil?’. People wore their Soil Profiles in order to stimulate further exchange between the conference attendees.