Presentation in the frame of the exhibition «Parlament der Pflanzen» at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein from the 03rd till the 08th of November 2020.
As part of the exhibition „Parlament der Pflanzen“, the Seitenlichtsaal is conceived as a changing, growing project space.Read More
Conversation with curator Ethel Baraona Pohl published in the Solitude Journal on Collective Care & Response-ability.
In the midst of the European lockdown, »when the economic, political, environmental, and social climate often make us feel that the world is falling apart,« curator Ethel Baraona Pohl and landscape architect Céline Baumann wrote each other messages in which they address the notion of collaboration and what it means to »care with« instead of to »care for.« By revisiting Céline’s work Parliament of Plants and the exhibition Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales at Matadero Madrid that Ethel curated, they argue that through observing the botanical world and its phenomena, we can learn a lot about interdependency, mesh networks, and contamination as tools to commonly inhabit and care with the world.
The Solitude Journal features works and writings in which the political, social and ethical dimensions of care and concern between humans, non-humans, other species and the material world converge. A publication of the Akademie Schloss Solitude edited by Denise Helene Sumi.Read More
First prize for the Bachmatt site in Windisch by Brugg.
First prize for the Settelen site in Basel.
Exhibition “Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales” opening the 13th of February 2020 at the Matadero in Madrid.
Based on the “Cautionary Tales for Christmas” from Superstudio (1971), the exhibition gathers the views of contemporary practices questioning what we understand as ‘city’, and thus, helps us to reimagine what the city could become.Read More
Selected for the urban study “Volta Nord” in Basel.
We are selected to envision the future of the urban area, which will include a central square, a linear park, and new streets.Read More
Garden walk during the opening week of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, on the 29th and 30th of September 2019.
The triennale explores the theme of architecture of Degrowth: an economy of shared plenty in which human and ecological flourishing matter most.Read More
Essay published in archithese summer 2020 special issue on queerness.
In order to cope with the current ecological collapse and the upcoming sixth mass extinction, we need to be able to, in the words of the feminist scholar Donna Haraway, “play string figures with companion species” and “refuse human exceptionalism”. In recent years, scientists, botanists and scholars are increasingly probing the notion of plant sentience. Indigenous relations of mutual care and assistance shared between humans and nonhumans are being acknowledged more widely, corroborated by recent research in the field of plant neurobiology and arboreal communication. Switzerland reported on the issue of vegetal dignity, setting a frame of reference towards “the moral consideration of plants for their own sake”. It is high time we redefined our role amongst other species, considering the natural world as a network of relations that is multifaceted and intersectional.Read More
Parliament of Plants is part of the display “What is radical today?” opening the 6th of September 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
This display brings together 40 visions on how architecture can respond to today’s rapidly changing world.Read More
Workshop and lecture in Prishtina during the Kosovo Architecture Festival, from the 1st till the 5th of July 2019.
The workshop investigates how to create public space where people of different socio-cultural, ethnic, or cultural background feel equal and respected.
Exhibition at the VI PER Gallery in Prague opening with a talk the 2nd of May 2019 at 18h.
The exhibition explores the little-known, often-overlooked, and rare intimate behaviour of the botanical world and is on display from the 3rd of May until the 22nd of June 2019.Read More