The Drift of the Avreselka is a one-day collective exploration of multispecies relational ways of caring.
11 Jun Sun 10:00 CEST
The Drift of the Avreselka is a two-day collective exploration of multispecies and relational ways of caring. The human artists, designers, and researchers practicing the Drift of Avreselka move with Oslo’s Akerselva river in emergent patterns and feral forms. They are invited to step into an alternative present shaped around Akerselva as an other-than-human creature that is intensely alive, calling humans to join a feral-synthetic ritual and drift-with the fluid boundaries of local more-than-human realities.
Enrique Encinas (they/he) is a design researcher exploring the patterns and textures formed by (other than) + humans and technologies through creative, critical and collaborative practices. He works as Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). They have co-lead projects involving governmental, artistic and educational institutions such as the European Union Policy Lab, the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) or SpeculativeEDU.
Markéta Dolejšová is a design researcher and curator experimenting with feral, relational ways of knowing and doing, often in multispecies settings. She currently serves as a postdoctoral research fellow at Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI) where she helps to sprout a practice-based inquiry into more-than-human forest epistemologies and data (Open Forest) and teaches design research courses. Previously, she worked with the CreaTures – Creative Practices for Transformational Futures EU project (2020-22) where she led the Laboratory of experimental artistic productions. She has co-founded several art-design research initiatives including the Uroboros festival, the Open Forest Collective, the Feeding Food Futures network and the Fermentation GutHub.
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is an Associate Professor in Civic Interaction Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Their transdisciplinary research and practice situate ‘care’ at the core of transformational encounters in different settings ranging from cities as complex cyberphysical networks to forests as moving creatures. They build on this to explore how radical transformation can materialise care-fully through creative-critical engagements. Their current research, practice, and engagement focus of the dynamics of creative practice as feral care.