Part 1: me, my practice, my insights, doubts and the dilemmas
Point of convergence: HNI and zoop
Part 2: proposed research and methodology
Part 3: timeline
Part 4: possible outcomes
Metabolic approach is, to a degree, a response to the dilemmas outlined below. Perhaps, to avoid the danger of individualising resilience, this kind of research should always be in collaboration within mid-size structures (institutions, studios, organisations, communities), just as zoop does. Maybe those structures allow space for the labour burden can be minimised, by specialisation and innovation. So yeah, het nieuwe (especially as a zoop) as a site of research and ground for innovating such approach definitely fits the bill.
The fact that this open call is in fact a competition for resources makes any criticism of capitalism more difficult.
Something can be said about non extractivism as a practice that is turned into purchasable service. In the developed countries and urban ecosystems, such practices mostly fall in the premium bracket of consumer market, on account of their labour burden (freitag bags, food coops); alternatively, they fall into the client-driven market (bc materials) or are linked with leisure (allotment gardening, fermenting). The biggest challenge is to make non extractive services equitable and widely accessible; in the entangled net of extractive efficiency, it's hard to begin the process of slowing down.