//((short intro text connecting to groundings conference))

To ground is to construct a point of reference in a circuit, a common path of return for electrical currents, or a direct physical connection between the electrical infrastructure and the Earth.

To ground is to recognise relations to land.

To ground is to reckon with terrains of struggle and terrains of domination.

To ground is to attempt to grasp the terminal landscapes of capital as a lived terrain, saturated in petroleum.

Or exhausted by the extractive metabolisms of industrial agronomy.

To ground is to dig where you stand, doing research on the job

To ground is to do study together, in the field and in the thick of struggle.

(Fred Carter, Cassandra Troryan and Eric Snodgrass, Jan 2023)