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Making kin – the web

the brain wouldn't die

‘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.

 
 

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Vincent P. Alexis Workshop 2 :: Westland / BUITEN/DEHORS

straying

terrain d'aventure
BXL WILD LIFE and BUITEN/DEHORS is a collective of research and experimentation which proposes to consider the urban as the natural environment of man. This year BUITEN / DEHORS decided to start on a piece of land located between Digue du Canal and rue des Goujons in Anderlecht, the establishment of what is called an adventure playground.
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Kobe Mattihys Workshop 1 :: Zenne Garden

digging

Zenne Garden

This is an elaborate permaculture garden with many small experiments from water cleaning plants to interspecies labour. Kobe, who will also be one of the dedicated mentors – is working in this garden for 12 years together with a collective of various artists and activists. It is quite a sensitive ecosystem.

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Workshops and Companions

The workshops of this block will be ‘gardens’ – and therefore for once of spacial nature. I propose to ask these gardens to be our teachers, to learn from them, to let them put us at work, to ask them to suggest a practice to us, to make them structure our time and our collective research attempts etc. The gardens are the ‘education’ framework and the ‘atelier.’

For this, we need interpreters and people who have tools, figures or behaviours to engage, read and work within the workshops. These interpreters – probably we will call them ‚companions’ – will build a network, a web of knowledge, together with us and amongst themselves. I would like to invite quite some of them to accompany us – sometimes alone sometimes in couples or groups.

For further details watch out for following posts.

 

 
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Three Days a Week

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One day of relating to the environmental ecology by 'gardening'; one day of engaging giving seeds to the social ecology; and one day of diving into the mental ecology by composting the urgent knowledge.
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