WORDS: HENRY GROSECLOSE
This project is inspired by Harryette Mullen’s 2013 poetry collection Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary. Tanka poetry originated in Japan as a poetic form which highlighted the relationship between the poet and the natural world, focusing patterns of attention and motion through time and space.
WORDS + CONCEPT: WEIRAN TAO
Carbonarium is a design research initiative aimed at uncovering sustainable material innovations with the potential to redefine traditional construction and manufacturing processes. It seeks to inspire and equip designers, makers, and fabricators with the novel tools to create sustainable material innovations in collaboration with bacteria. It also serves as a platform for thought, encouraging professionals in the field to think differently about how we design, create, and consume in a world increasingly mindful of its environmental impact.
INTERVIEW: ORKAN TELHAN + WEISSELLA P.
This interview started on May 24, 2021, a year before I started this text. I prepared myself a glass of water with 20 grams of dehydrated Weissella paramesenteroides (referred as Weisella p. throughout) mixed into dextrose. I drank this sweet bacteria-infusion every day before breakfast for two weeks.
ART + WORDS: THE BOEKE LAB
Jef Boeke’s lab, often referred to as the “Boeke Lab,” is known for its pioneering work in yeast genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology.
WORDS + IMAGES: ROBERTA TRENTIN
The Art of Noticing, inspired by Margulis and advocated by Tsing with her invitation to be attentive to what happens beyond industry's ruins, stimulated me, and inspired me to
look at the world differently, to perceive and acknowledge our coexistence with other beings, and empower collaborations. Noticing is a form
of listening and caring.