[Image: Tiny plants grow upward from a blurry green base.] Photo by karandaev/iStock / Getty Images

[Image: Tiny plants grow upward from a blurry green base.] Photo by karandaev/iStock / Getty Images

 

What are the ecologies of knowledge work?

How do activities such as research and writing occur in relation with plants, fungi, and minerals?

Can staging these relations--making them more explicit and intentional--enliven our work?

This project is about rendering offices as ecosystems, both by recognizing the (often unmarked) vitalities that inhabit the most seemingly-sterile spaces and by intentionally planting seeds, growing mushrooms, cultivating sourdough starters, and pairing with plant allies as we navigate the work of knowledge production.

What forms of life are distributed across spaces of knowledge work?

What types of life and liveliness do office spaces activate or deactivate?

How do office plants, soils, airborne particles, recycled materials, urban forests, moss beds, light bulbs, and plastics populate the ecosystems of the university?

Can an office be a garden?

 


PARTICIPANTS

  • Aimi Hamraie