Symbiotic Tactics

The project is structured through four subprojects. Each of these is being developed to enact responses that deal with socio-ecological issues at specific scales, ranging from the intimate interactions with infectious diseases to detached relations with agricultural industry.

The projects are design-driven and they are developed through a speculative and ideational practice that aims at making explicit alternative versions of the present/near future, becoming an experimental platform to reimagine aspects of everyday life. The project is particularly critical of systems that support anthropocentric praxes, becoming ethically exclusive from a biological perspective. At present, the working titles for the three projects in Argentina are: Doomestics, Dispersal Machines, and Spices/Species.

The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council, and involves three different institutions internationally: Konsftack, the school of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm Sweden where I hold a senior lecturer position, the Multidisciplinary Institute of Vegetal Biology in Cordoba, Argentina, and the African Centre for Cities  in Cape Town, South Africa.

 Project Manager is Martin Avila.

Martin Avila
Researcher. Senior Lecturer, Design for Sustainable Development
Industrial Design Department

Updated: 24 November 2015