Zooetics is a notion in progress to explore new ways to engage human knowledge – scientific methods and the infrastructure of institutions – and research with other forms of life – from mammals to microbes to molluscs – and to imagine designs, prototypes and interfaces for future interspecies ecologies.
Zooetics aim to address the crisis in human relationships with the environment by unpacking notions of Anthropocene, Nature and Interspecies and looking at new conjunctions across these concepts.
Part of the Zooetics involves finding a common language across disciplines in the sciences and arts. Another part engages the frontier site of disconnection between human knowledge and the knowledge of other life, by using fiction (literary and visual) as a method to engage with the unknown, unknowable and apparently insoluble.
The Zooetics research is conceived by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, artists, in dialogue with Tracey Warr, writer and senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK
http://traceywarrwriting.com and Viktorija Šiaulytė, curator and researcher at Jutempus Interdisciplinary Art Program, Lithuania http://www.vilma.cc/jutempus
Zooetics is part of the outreach and education programme of Frontiers in Retreat (EACEA 2013-1297) project. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
More at: zooetics.net