The CSSM evolves around themes related to human-animal-microbial relationships. In developing new ways of looking at these relationships, we will create a collection of keywords, a living library, that displays the entanglements of topics we deal with.

A mind map of the social study of microbes

We aim to develop a visualisation of the themes around and with microbes in which the members of the CSSM are interested in trying to show the interconnections between them. The visual implementation will happen in due course. For now, there is the beginning of a list of themes that we are entangled with.

  • fermentation
  • visual methods: participatory visuals (PV) / film making, comics
  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • microbiome
  • consumer products
  • vagus nerve
  • governance
  • ethnography
  • …and more