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COLLECTIVE THINKING: Teaching from the Hive

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CEST

Bees communicate with each other where good food lies through a dance. They dance an infinity sign ∞ to the position of the sun on the honeycomb. The duration of the dance tells something about the distance, the spot on the honeycomb to the position of the sun tells in which direction the bees should fly. The way they communicate with each other and the knowledge that comes together among the hive is one of the things that should fascinate us more about bees. So when you map out where bees get their food from, what does that tell you about that environment? Where is the soil most fertile? During [...]


Plural Perspectives with Erik Peters

Erik Peters (he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and designer engaging with the worldbuilding potentialities seeded in the act of storytelling, uncovering how speculative fiction can germinate new universes of being. Their research-based and collaborative practice is [...]

About Organisms with Anton Poikolainen Rosén

Dr. Anton Poikolainen Rosén is a Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. His research focuses on sustainable futures in Human-Cumputer Interaction and more-than-human design. He works with ethnographic methods, research through design, [...]

Diversity of Being with Jelle van Dijk

Jelle van Dijk is a researcher, teacher, writer, speaker and he draws comics. He is an Assistant Professor in Human Centred Design at the University of Twente, amazed by people, who they are, what they do, and [...]


A Lump of Bowels, a Piece of Gut

In everyday life, a certain balance in the ambiguous experience of the body as a subject as well as an object has to be continuously upheld. This balance reveals itself in our both having and being a body. Or, in other words; the body that we have as an object, is at the same time something that we are as a subject. However, Tereza experiences...

Talk Marx and Debord, by Simon Valkering

On the 21st of February 2019 we held a meetup during the exhibition Unsettled Tensions at Nieuw Dakota.During this meeting, we returned to Marx’ notion of commodity fetishism, as well as Debord’s further development of this idea in his critique on society. The aim was to bring us closer to understanding (one facet of) contemporary society, and enable us to ask questions relating to object-fetishism, various forms of estrangement, and the ways in which the present-day economy and modern technology affect our live. If you need context about Debord's work, I would reccommend this article. Why are we talking about Marx in the context of Debord’s thought? Debord’s own writings are quite difficult to penetrate, [...]

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