Drawn from Nature: Extraction, Commodity, and Commons
7.30pm, Thursday 17 May
Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Penzance
Free event, open to all
‘Extraction’ is close to the heart of capitalist modernity, and Cornwall is a microcosm of that history. The discovery of a mountain of silver in Virreinato del Perú was the prelude to a story, rehearsed across the planet, of conquest and enclosure, mass migration and language extinction, boom and bust, accumulated wealth and hard-scrabble survival.