Natalia Tyshkevich, Eugene Kuchinov, Tim Ingold, Rick Dolphin, Ilya Dolgov Working languages:
Oftentimes, the positivist approach reduces the complexity of living systems, isolating the object of study from its context. Normally complex and convoluted ecosystems are thus reduced to (naked) facts and figures for the sake of an experiment. Anthropology as a science has recently realized the fruitlessness of the work of a traditional ethnographer, who, in his detachment, has become indistinguishable from an entomologist, only ever relating to his objects of study by putting a needle through them and adding them to liveless collection of dead bugs. So what makes our school different from the murderous business of traditional anthropocentric ecology? Our approach is based on the idea of multinaturalism instead of multiculturalism (Eduardo Kohn, Anna Tsing). In our practice, we encourage going out into the field and engaging with the nature we encounter, rather than passively observe it from the purely scientific perspective. The goal of our trip will be to compile an array of reflections, the emotions that the nature invokes with us, and collectively come up with a feedback in the format that you deem most appropriate – whether it be an art performance, a poem, or a painting.
In parallel the working group "🌲💾🎾" will be engaged at once in several plots from modern ecology, from the philosophy of slime molds
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* [footprints in the snow]