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The WISER Podcast | Episode 13 by Melanie Boehi

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 (All day)

In the latest episode of The WISER PodcastMelanie Boehi discusses botanical gardens and public parks in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic with Luciano Concheiro San Vicente and Phakamani m’Afrika Xaba.


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Melanie Boehi is a Visiting Researcher at WISER and a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Postdoctoral Fellow. She is currently finalising a book about the history of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town and doing research about journalist Ruth Weiss.

Phakamani m’Afrika Xaba is a senior horticulturalist and researcher based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. He is the co-author of the book Traditionally Useful Plants of Africa: Their Cultivation and Use (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Luciano Concheiro San Vicente holds a Ph.D. in history from The National Autonomous University of Mexico and an M.Phil in Sociology from Cambridge University. He is currently doing research about the history of Chapultepec, Mexico's most important urban park.