Making kin – the web
‘Troubled Gardens’ are cultivated by making kin with the multiplicity of our research. We want to mingle, mix and merge different aspects of our researches into each other, so they create affinity, friends, siblings, partners, kids – kin. Donna Haraway proposes to make kin with things, species and other ‚companions‘ in order to web another “we” – an other idea of the social and with this a possibility to become-with our habitat than to colonise it.
The experiment in this block is to ‚adopt‘ aspects of someone else’s research and accept it as part of your own research. Adopting means taking care of someone else’s, as it would be your’s!
During the opening week, we all have put an aspect of our research free for adoption and picked a basked with an adoptee to care for it and integrate it into the life of our research till the Half Way Days of this block. There we will set it again free and hand it over to new parents – who will care for it till the end week where the original parent will find their research aspect back, changed, part of the culture of another research and richer in experience!
This cluster of posts shows the trajectory of the adoptees and the all new and old parents are invited to share and tell stories of their adoptees.