Marine Zoönomy

A public design-scenario research workshop commissioned for IMPAKT Festival 2020. In a series of three workshops participating artists, designers, architects and experts investigate marine permaculture as a (re)generative transition strategy for repurposing obsolete fossil-fuel infrastructure in the North Sea. The aim is to develop a strategy for transforming oil production platforms into marine zoöps for… Continue reading Marine Zoönomy

Rough Planet – Notterdam 2045

A tourist guide to Notterdam – an imagined coastal city in a decarbonised Europe circa 2045. In a rare cross-over between my futures practice and that as a collage-artist, I was commissioned to create illustrative collages for the REINVENT project’s Rough Planet Guide to Notterdam. The Rough Planet Guide declines to answer the question of “how… Continue reading Rough Planet – Notterdam 2045

Training For The Future – Extraterritorial Zoöperations

Extraterritorial Zoöperations is an immersive speculative narrative experience exploring conflicts arising as a more-than-human community attempts to survive op the open sea in the late 21st century. What: Workshop, Experimental design research, Narrative design, Performance, Experiential scenario, Co-creative design.With: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Marc BergwerffFor: Studio Jonas Staal / Ruhrtrienniale / Het Nieuwe Instituut The experience is designed to… Continue reading Training For The Future – Extraterritorial Zoöperations

Autonomous Agents for Regenerative Ecologies

An exploration of alternative modes of incorporation, including non-human entities and extrapolating possible cultural, economic and ecological consequences. Landscape degeneration is a phenomenon at planetary scale. Some see this century as the age of ecological regeneration; bringing areas back to life, with the return of water, vegetation and all manner of organisms reappearing. This could… Continue reading Autonomous Agents for Regenerative Ecologies

Random Forests

What are fundamental ingredients for environmental literacy and how could these be made accessible to an AI? Random Forests is year-long program of fieldwork and critical reflection investigating the emerging field of environmental machine learning, initiated by Theun Karelse of foamlab Amsterdam. During fieldwork on the islands of Terschelling and Koh Lon (Thailand) I developed… Continue reading Random Forests

Speculative Humanitarian Futures

Project undertaken in collaboration with Changeist for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Three mini-scenarios designed to consider how trends and driving forces might impact society, humanitarian needs and the Red Cross mission in the year 2030. We imagined a confluence of situations, tools, actors and bureaucracies —and  used these to create… Continue reading Speculative Humanitarian Futures

The National Algorithm

A research project designed to investigate algorithmic representation of the modern nation state focused through the tensions inherent in camouflage patterning. The practical need for concealment finds itself in contrast with the need or wish to project an identity, and through the history of military camouflage and it’s multiple layerings of appropriation through various (sub)cultures… Continue reading The National Algorithm

Next Thing You Know

We produced an anthology of Internet of Things Fiction. Overnight. Dubbed “Speculative Frictions in the Plausible Near-now”, for Thingscon 2016 I was asked to design a writing workshop with the goal of creating a publication in newspaper form to be distributed at the conference on its second day. A custom Thingclash session was run with Susan Cox-Smith of… Continue reading Next Thing You Know

Algorithmic Companion Species

What might we encounter if we were to considering our evolving algorithmic neighbours as significant others? What would their behaviour, training and the breeding say about who or what they were? Introducing the idea of evaluating our algorithmic companions through a Harawayian lens. Talk given September 10th, 2015 at Vlaams Cultuurhuis ‘de Brakke Grond’ in… Continue reading Algorithmic Companion Species