The Drift of the Avreselka is a one-day collective exploration of multispecies relational ways of caring.
10 Jun Sat 20:00 CEST
The human artists, designers and researchers practicing the Drift of Avreselka will form emergent relations with Oslo’s natural and urban ecologies by drifting, or moving-with in emergent patterns, Oslo’s Akerselva river. They will be invited to step into an alternative present and join a feral synthetic ritual that transforms individual beings into relational bodies in an intricate and interconnected whole.
An alternative present of Oslo where Akerselva is a creature that is intensely alive and invites humans to dance upon the fluid boundaries sketching human and non-human bodies and playfully embrace the risks of doing so. Once the ritual ends and participants return, they will gather and share stories and lessons learned to create new paths of eco-social transformation.
The full-day Drift (10am – 8pm) is organised as part of the Uroboros 2023 loop Feral Ways, in collaboration with The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Enrique Encinas is a design researcher exploring the patterns and textures formed by (other than) + humans and technologies mostly through speculative and critical approaches. He works as Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and is a part of SpeculativeEDU and Uroboros Festival.
Markéta is a design researcher and curator experimenting with embodied, relational ways of knowing and doing, often in multi-species settings. She currently serves as a postdoctoral research fellow at Aalto University - School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI), working with the CreaTures project (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures). She has co-founded several art/design research initiatives, including the Open Forest Collective, the Feeding Food Futures network and the Uroboros festival.
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is the Director of the Care-full Design Lab and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, Australia. In her transdisciplinary research and practice, Jaz recognises ‘care’ as the core of transformational encounters in different places – ranging from cities as complex cyberphysical networks to forests as moving creatures. She builds on this to explore, often through creative-critical engagements, how design in varying forms and scale can be done care-fully. Her work is often playful, multisensory, and participatory, and starts from the margins to understand, imagine, and co-create just liveable futures. Currently, she is exploring care-full design across three inter-related domains: self-care and mutual aid in different cultural and more-than-human contexts; creative methods for research and engagement, and; co-creative transformation. Giraffes, what wondrous creatures.