LIQUID ARCHITECTURE X DESIGN HUB PRESENT WHY LISTEN TO PLANTS?
Address: Level 2, Building 100, RMIT University
Call: (03) 9925 2260
Why Listen to Plants? is an exhibition and program of performances, talks and workshops over three weeks. This program arrives in Melbourne following Liquid Architecture’s iterations in Berlin (DE), Lofoten (NOR) and Queensland (AUS).
The cultivation of vegetal consciousness begins with deepening awareness of the actions and agency of non- human others. A diverse range of practitioners including artists, designers, musicians, dancers and scientists will explore plants as sites of collective organisation, and their collaborators – microbes, fungi and bees – as social protagonists. Curated by Liquid Architecture’s Danni Zuvela, this program of experimental plant-listening will attempt to model the best features of these interspecies entanglements (reciprocity, mutualism, collective intelligence) while leaving behind the worst (co-dependency, parasitism).