"We need to engage with dystopian fiction that extrapolates from the white, able-bodied, colonial, heteropatriarchy that structures our world."
Out of the Woods Collective
“When we breathe out relief and spaciousness, we are also encouraging the armor to dissolve. The out breath is a metaphor for opening our whole being. When something is precious, instead of holding it tightly, we can open our hands and share it. We can give it all away. We can share the wealth of this unfathomable human experience.”
"Once in the modern period, the world comes to be increasingly built without attachment to place, nature, landscape, space, and time—in short, without reference to the hic et nunc (the here and now) that has shaped most human existence throughout history. From these feminist perspectives, what is thus needed is a politics for an other civilization that respects, and builds on, the interconnectedness of all life, based on a spirituality of the Earth, and that nourishes community because it acknowledges that love and emotion are important elements of knowledge and of all of life."
Designs for the Pluriverse
"A sculpture is material form in real space, this is its most basic quality; a network is a form in both real and “real” space. When we see sculpture, it reveals itself slowly through our visual experience of its form, weight, material, place, volume, mass, amongst other characteristics. Networks, on the other hand, are harder to see, especially when you are in them - but they still have these same properties. Viewing a sculpture is like viewing the culmination of several moments in time. They are collections of choices and physicalizations of priorities. Every detail is a decision and analysing a sculpture reveals its decision tree. In this talk, I will propose that networks can disclose themselves in the same way, if we ask the same questions."
Lai Yi Ohlsen