A lecture about pebbles, boulders, gravel, tectonics, gallstones, fossils and lava – examining various lithic relations and the ways in which our petrified companions can challenge the foundations and limits of the category ‘human’.

Amelia Groom is a writer and educator living in Amsterdam. She holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Sydney, and her writing has appeared in various exhibition contexts, art journals, artist monographs, etc. She currently teaches theory and writing in the Critical Studies masters programme at the Sandberg Instituut, and in the Graphic Design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.