Nonhuman Nonsense challenges the consensus with speculative art-sci projects. Trough design and art, they open up the discussion and enable access to underlying layers of politics, ethics and metaphysics. In this third podcast in the series ‘Beyond Human Relations, Annika van den Born goes into conversation about how they transmute our relationship to the non-human, by embracing the contradictory and the paradoxical – telling stories that open the public imaginary to futures that currently seem impossible. Nonhuman Nonsense is founded by Leo Fidjeland and Linnea Våglund, it is based between Berlin and Stockholm.


00:01:00 Introduction and relation tot he nonhuman / 00:07:00 The Pink Chicken Project / 00:12:00 Balancing speculations, debate and practice / 00:16:00 Pink Chicken on UN Conference / 00:20:00 Eating stones / 00:22:00 Planetary Personhood / 00:25:00 Legal constructions for the nonhuman / 00:27:00 Paradoxical Challenges / 00:31:00 Establish Mars as a legal person / 00:35:00 Structures of the system

Music fragments from different projects by Nonhuman Nonsense by Jonas Thunberg.

Name Dropping:

Anthropocene working group, Carys Bennett / Kirksey and Helmreich / Heather Davis / Elizabeth Povinelli / Jane Bennet / Timothy Morton / Tarmati Kruger


Website Nonhuman Nonsense

Pink Chicken Project

Video UN conference pink chicken

Planetary Personhood


Kirksey and Helmreich about ‘non-human’

Article on chickens in the Anthropocene

Art in the Anthropocene, Heather Davis

Podcast with Jamie woodhouse

Elizabeth Povinelli: Geontologies

Jane Bennett: Strategic Anthropomorphism

Timothy Morton: Dark Ecology

Tamati Kruger