H.O.S.T. (Harboring Organisms, Sharing Tensions)

H.O.S.T. 提出以人類的排尿用作以修復用途,循環利用它成為植物肥料,以及用作人類健康的診斷媒介。這種想法也為居住在城市的人們呈現了另類的現實──反思我們在生物、物理環境裡的相互依賴性──無論在情感、對生活洞察力和所掌控的能力上。地球面臨的危機,人類的應對方式通常都是以「生態系統服務」和「自然資源」作為主類。可是,這管理至上的模式只僅能反映背後的威權主義,將人類與非人動物世界劃分開來,以將生態上的關係作出整體盤算。H.O.S.T. 帶出了一種微觀社會主張,側重於日常生活之中每個人的能力的發展,包容性和通應性。在瞬息萬變的世界裡,我們需要探索更多種生態共生的城市形式,才能適應並生存。

H.O.S.T. 提出以人類的排尿用作以修復用途,循環利用它成為植物肥料,以及用作人類健康的診斷媒介。這種想法也為居住在城市的人們呈現了另類的現實──反思我們在生物、物理環境裡的相互依賴性──無論在情感、對生活洞察力和所掌控的能力上。地球面臨的危機,人類的應對方式通常都是以「生態系統服務」和「自然資源」作為主類。可是,這管理至上的模式只僅能反映背後的威權主義,將人類與非人動物世界劃分開來,以將生態上的關係作出整體盤算。H.O.S.T. 帶出了一種微觀社會主張,側重於日常生活之中每個人的能力的發展,包容性和通應性。在瞬息萬變的世界裡,我們需要探索更多種生態共生的城市形式,才能適應並生存。

About Markus Wernli and Sarah Daher

Markus Wernli and Sarah Daher are both from MAD TALES, a multidisciplinary design collective where social action, craft and bio-materiality meet and interplay. Wernli is researching through design, that is, with an embodied practice that questions ways of sensing, acting, and knowing, through the social enactment of what is normally understood as the discomforting or unchangeable. He is investigating the intrinsic human role in material and energy cycles as a way to renegotiate the artificial delineations between rural and urban, nature and culture, growth and decay. Markus is a PhD candidate with the Urban Environment Lab at Hong Kong PolyU.

Daher’s design practice explores the future relationships between humans, plants and technology. Through her practice she questions the ingrained cultural and philosophical values that define our relationship with vegetation, where scientific research and traditional knowledge complement each other. Her aim is to trigger our imagination to perceive plants as intelligent beings that we can collaborate with to stimulate social and environmental changes.

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信言設計大使種籽資助計劃

2016
研究學人: Markus Wernli, Sarah Daher