Sensorial Engagements with a Toxic World
We dwell in an atmosphere of uncertainty. From visible ambient matters like smog to odorless contaminants from radiation, toxic conditions force us to continually adapt to, resist, and make sense of the spaces we inhabit. Bodies are exposed to an array of materials, from particulates, chemicals, and pathogens that circulate in the air we breathe, to the food and water we ingest and the soil on which we walk. An anthropological inquiry into our sensorial orientation to toxic environments is ever more crucial.