SEMINAR RESEARCH PROJECT
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (artist & researcher Digital Culture), Patricia Ribault (Professor for Performative Design Research), Paulina Grewbenstein, Robin Hoske, Yanshan Ou, Youran Song
Graphic design -- Brice Ammar-Khodja
Co-editors -- Sophie Krier, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
More info: https://openresearch.amsterdam/nl
The zoöp project aims to formulate a practical answer to the question: how can the world be made more habitable for humans and non-humans in the long term?
In a distributed and collaborative practice-based process, researchers and students from Berlin, Paris and Rotterdam will develop a method that makes legible as well as actionable the development of resilience in a zoöp. A zoöp, short for zoöperation, is a new organisational form for collaboration between humans and nonhumans in situated multispecies communities.
After selecting the sites of research, the process will iteratively follow three steps:
- Identifying the most relevant disturbances that happen to the zoöp, understood as the events that require the zoöp become capable of a new behaviour in order to maintain its quality of life.
- Make legible for humans in a straightforward material way the key processes of communication within the zoöp that are involved in responding to disturbances.
- To find the ways in which the capacities of communication need to develop for the zoöp to learn the behaviour by which it becomes more resilient in relation to its disturbances
My observation started from the small garden of my apparent, "dandelion garden " is delimited by a square bush which separates one private garden from another, which leads to reflect the entire zoöp system of the garden.