Who is We?
The Dutch contribution to La Biennale di Venezia 2021
Who is We? questions the dominant structures and histories that we inhabit and inherit, presenting an urbanism that is other – female, of colour, queer and multispecies.
In a series of interviews, Het Nieuwe Instituut unpacks the themes underpinning Who is We?
Interview with Debra Solomon
Artist Debra Solomon first coined the term 'multispecies urbanism' to indicate her artistic, as well as research, practice of soil building and urban regenerative ecology.
Radical Observation Exercise
By Debra Solomon
A series of awareness exercises for developing inter-relationalities with natural-world ecosystems.
The Multiplicity of Other
Afaina de Jong and InnaVisions
Afaina de Jong presents a world of habits, customs, and values that are not part of dominant culture, but should be.
An introduction by initiator and custodian Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
As the environmental and societal pressure on them increases way beyond their adaptive capacity, how can non-human populations counterbalance exclusively human-centred systems?
What about Ecology?
How TJ Demos and other beings alter our world
Proposing a notion of creative ecology means decolonising nature—not in the sense of reclaiming some sort of original wilderness or pure nonhuman environment (these represent fictions of a colonised world), but instead releasing the environment from its reduction to 'natural resources', as if it exists purely for human exploitation and consumption.