More-than-Human Dérive – Uroboros Edition
More-than-Human Dérive interweaves more-than-human stories and perspectives to imagine our shared forest futures. Through drifting, we might augment sensing and knowing our forests to include more-than-human stories, ‘voices’, and perspectives by exploring new ways of mapping with expanded, multisensory ideas of data, with a feral twist.
More-than-Human Dérive interweaves more-than-human stories and perspectives to imagine our shared forest futures. Through drifting, we might augment sensing and knowing our forests to include more-than-human stories, ‘voices’, and perspectives by exploring new ways of mapping with expanded, multisensory ideas of data.
More-than-Human Dérive brings together existing open datasets about urban forests and invites people to add their own stories using different kinds of media, sensory impressions, and personal expressions. We’re hopeful this would entangle the existing dataset with data that question and obscure the currently collected and available – mostly quantitative – data about creatures in and around urban forests. In recognition of the profound need in mapping to dismantle the imperialist and colonialist discourses, and support for pluralism, some data and information are deliberately made ambiguous on the map and the portal itself.
With More-than-Human Dérive, we desire to playfully encourage people to join us in this questioning so that we can imagine and build beyond human-centred and instead more-than-human futures. We found inspirations from and applied the “drifty” ways the Situationist International challenged the established urban systems through creative engagement. We are hopeful that further evolution of More-than-Human Dérive will deepen and diversify means of troubling across scales, and importantly, imagining and care-full action towards more-than-human futures.
More-than-Human Dérive Uroboros Edition is inspired by and entangled with many different projects past and present, including the version launched at 2021 Melbourne Knowledge Week, with a feral twist.
✨ Please note that the More-than-Human Dérive event is part of a research work organised in collaboration with the CreaTures project. We will send details about the research to all registered participants but if you have any questions already now, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ✨
Feral Drifters @ Care-full Design Lab
Care-full Design Lab is a widely open menagerie of wildly roaming creatures ... or inquisitive, creative researchers and practitioners who endeavour to see the wonders and perils of the present, and with humility, practice transdisciplinary collaboration centred on creating conditions for care-full encounters, engagements, and futures. Feral Drifters @ Care-full Design Lab include Kate Geck, artist who works with code and textiles to create interactive surfaces and immersive spaces that can help reimagine human computer interaction to mindfully engage the body, drawing on somaesthetics; Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Director of the lab, who’s also responsible for all things feral in the EU H2020 CreaTures project, and; Siobhan McCarthy, a wizard who mixes film, performance, and diagramming to understand and problematise digital-physical relations.