AUTHORING ENVIRONMENTS

We are authors of our environment, whether we want to acknowledge it or not. This section analyses how we are transforming the very environment we live in due to far-reaching advances in science and technology.

It includes The Human Pollination Project by Laura Allcorn, a pollination tool kit, designed to be won as a fashion accessory. It raise questions about the social and environmental implications of the collapse of bee populations, which are responsible for pollinating the plants that grow into the food we eat.

Also included are intriguing speculative artworks and design proposals by Antony Dunne and Fiona Raby, Liam Young, The Centre for PostNatural History, and leading Singaporean contemporary artist, Robert Zhao, alongside many others.
 

A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World by Robert Zhao of Singapore, seeks to document and reflect on the myriad ways in which human actions and interventions are slowly altering the natural world. The guide presents a catalogue of curious creatures and life-forms that have evolved in often unexpected ways to cope with the stresses and pressures of a changed world. Other organisms documented in the series are the results of human mutations engineered to serve various interests and purposes ranging from scientific research to the desire for ornamentation.
A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, 2013
Robert Zhao