2023 / women's cultivation practice / zine 

In the villages, the community grows potatoes season after season, repeating and maintaining the cultivation processes. The residents harvest it, eat together and share it with their neighbours.

The art publication is the result of observing potato harvesting practices in a Komi village. The artist and my mother, Anzhelika Van-In, made graphic sketches by talking with neighbours. Based on their stories, we have compiled together a series of memories and impressions of villagers about the potato harvesting process. 

This zine was developed as part of a series of field studies on women's cultivation practices in the village environment, becoming a collaborative project between mother and daughter. The zine consists of five interrelated groups: collection, community, storage, preparation.

Artist: Anzhelika Van-In 
Publishers: Nika Grigorian, Nickolas Daniel da Silva