Conceived as a central component of The Sedimentary Effect, Conversations is an experimental and flexible platform that will adapt to each of the four chapters of the project. From multi-day peripatetic city excursions and lectures in several venues, to expeditions by land and sea, to symposia in site-specific unique settings, the impulse behind these dialogic encounters is to provide multilayered frameworks, where research, guided excursions, lectures, and roundtables, both public and private, are all critical to engage with this geographical context, and to prompt collaborations among practitioners from different fields.