Wormolution - Hackteria Temporary Autonomous Laboratory at 1000 Ecologies, Geneva
Keywords: Worms, Soil, Circular Economies, Plastics, Textiles, Metabolism, HLabX, Environment-culture, lasers, ecology and life sciences, relational biosphere
12. - 15. September, Le Commun, Geneva, Switzerland
Hackteria coordinates a Temporary Autonomous Laboratory during the early phase of “1000 Ecologies” inviting international researchers, artists and entrepreneurs as participants. The lab as a temporary construction should allow researchers from the fields of biology and engineering to collaborate with artists and so create links between the "two cultures", the human sciences and the arts. On the topic of “Wormolution” participants will explore the territory between plastic as the abundant material of our society and the natural metabolisms and processes in nature. By combining their expertise, share simple instructions and engaging in critical and theoretical reflections artists and scientists will create new ways to combine multiple ecologies, maybe in a circular, maybe in a whole new way of freedom and awareness.
General Opening Hours: 11 am - late
Thursday 12. September
- Collaborative process of setting up the lab
- Opening Night / public talks (staring 8 pm)
Saturday 14. September
- Workshop by international participants (2 pm)
Sunday 15. September
- Autonomous Lab Discussion / brunch public interaction (starting 11 am)
- TAL Finissage / public with foods, experiments and drinks (starting 7 pm)
Shih Wei Chieh (TW)
Roland van Dierendonck (NL)
Marc Dusseiller (CH)
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Global Hackteria Network, Co-organiser of GOSH, Gathering for Open Science Hardware. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, HSLU, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves synthesizers and coconuts.
Eleonore Eisath (DE)
Urs Gaudenz (CH)
Paula Pin (ES)
Masato Takemura aka Take (JP)
... and friends
Logistic info for Participants
Hackteria TAL is supported by Utopiana through funding from Pro Helvetia, Lotterie Romandie and the City of Geneva. Travel support for international particiapants is co-funded through the "Förderbeitrag" of KulturRaum Schaffhausen with the HLab X Fellows Programme.
Additionally the project is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Project PlasticTwist. The aim of the PlasticTwist project is to revalue recycled plastic by supporting multiple actors, citizens, communities, inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, public institutions, in co-creating and sustaining new forms of plastic-as-an-asset practices, strengthening both societal and circular economy actions in-line with digital social innovation principles.