Organized by Quo Artis and PiNA (Associazione Culturale Educativa Pina), the event will consist of a morning of conversations and a multidisciplinary inquiry into the principles of zöonomic methodology, multispecies urbanism, and more-than-human commoning, culminating in the presentation of Roots & Seeds' Guidelines for an Emotional Cartography and a walk through the surrounding meadows.
In times of surging ecological crisis, how can we shift our perspective, embrace ethical complexity, and foster attunement to botanical entities that inhabit one’s biotope?
The second Dissemination Event of Roots & Seeds XXI, with the intervention of the collective Trajna, will take place in Koper the 7th of June 2022.
In the third dissemination of Roots and Seeds, THE FERAL PALACE: MULTISPECIES DESIGN PROGRAM and QUO ARTIS: GUIDELINES FOR EMOTIONAL GARDEN CARTOGRAPHY, we will reflect on the biodiversity emergencies, their anthropogenic impacts and multispecies urbanism, the intersection of art and science as the main platforms for raising awareness on these topics.
In the initial part, co-founder of Krater creative laboratory, Gaja Mežnarić Osole (Trajna) and architect Danica Sretenović will present THE FERAL PALACE: MULTISPECIES DESIGN PROGRAM, introducing the principles of zöonomic methodology, multispecies urbanism, and more-than-human commoning as necessary foundations for designers' engagement with untamed sites in contemporary cities. The place of collective research became Krater, an abandoned construction site in Ljubljana, which was taken over by wild ecosystems.
A collection of illustrations will also be presented, depicting surprising stories about the introduction of invasive plant species into Europe. Participants will be able to become botanists for one day and create their own herbarium.
After a joint ‘brunch’, Quo Artis will present Guidelines for Emotional Garden Cartography, followed by a walk through the surrounding meadows, where we will discover the diversity of vegetation in the coastal zone, choose our plant and depict it artistically. This will be followed by a discussion on the origins of the choice of plants and the works of art created. If time and vegetation allow, we will mix edible plants and herbs into a farewell snack (event at complete capacity).
DISSEMINATION EVENT IN KOPER
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QUO ARTIS and PiNA