The Body & the Landscape
Fieldnote Workshop Waag
In this writing workshop, we collectively expand on the idea of what a field note is. Who for example is the audience of the field note? Can a field note be directed towards nature itself? Is it possible to create field notes based on a more equal dialogue, that blurs the dichotomy between the human observer and objectified nature?
Artistic Research Research Group
IAS kickoff Talk
Building as Being Symposium
What does it mean to build today, how did building evolve over time and how shall we build in the future? Does our expanding human ego, seeking to capture the world in models, floorplans and blueprints, interfere with our ability of being in the world? Can we alternatively approach building as a way of growing, being and existing in interaction with our environment, in line with the proto-Indian European roots of the word 'building' (growing, being, existing)? What can we learn from the self-organizing building mechanisms of non-humans and crystals for future urban ecologies? The Building as Being Symposium explores these questions in dialogue with experts in the field of urban design, material science, sociology and art, covering three scales: The City, The Mind and Matter. Find all episodes here!
Interview by Tonya Sudiono / Waag
Chalk Talk WarmingUp festival
De Onkruidenier invited me to give a ChalkTalk during their Sweet Sweat installation at the WarmingUp festival at Tolhuistuin.
We explored sounds of calcification, considered seeing our house as a part of our body, tested 'human exoskeletons' made from organic-mineral materials, and questioning if one day we can precipitate buildings from of seawater, like the exoskeletons and micro-shells of our unicellular marine ancestors. Meanwhile, two microscopic mineral architectures appeared out of liquids, grown by scientist Marloes Bistervels. Listen back to the lecture as a podcast!