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Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Katarina Dekleva, Nuša Jelenec

Re-generacija

http://www.re-generacija.si

Janežičeva 5, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Re-generacija is a collective of creatives that deals with issues connected to social and environmental well-being. As a new generation of designers we are looking for ways to find meaning and purpose through our working practices and leave traces that enhance local resilience and diversity. Such work ethics led us to organise workshops and forums, field trips and encourage new research, working within a transdisciplinary field of collaborators in a rather organic, ever-learning manner.

Friendly Enemy


Invasive Cosmopolite: from Fields of Domination to Fields of Collaboration

Friendly Enemy


Invasive Cosmopolite: from Fields of Domination to Fields of Collaboration
Japanese knotweed - one of the most invasive plants - as a catalyser for co-creative action

While being concerned about new expansions of privatisation and land enclosures, we are hardly aware how non-human actors lay grounds for new monocultures of domination. Beyond the notion of ownership, borders and separation, these super weeds are changing the ecosystems of built environments. As an overproduction of unbalanced natures, they are causing economic and ecological threats to the local residents all around the globe and evoke spaces of new interspecies encounters.

Focusing on the Japanese knotweed we recognise a potential in creating models and processes that use invasive plants as catalysers for co-creative action. Instead of destroying the unwanted plants with poison, we would like to propose ways - to act and think - how to integrate invasives within our cultural and social environments. Building upon our current findings we propose a co-research of local potentials to design a speculative device for producing Japanese knotweed paper.


Urban harvest: an example of participatory action

Paper-mill: how could we improve cellulose-making processes for the future?

Library: an open collection of our findings

Workshop: local applications co-research

Friendly Enemy


Invasive Cosmopolite: from Fields of Domination to Fields of Collaboration

Friendly Enemy


Invasive Cosmopolite: from Fields of Domination to Fields of Collaboration
Japanese knotweed - one of the most invasive plants - as a catalyser for co-creative action

While being concerned about new expansions of privatisation and land enclosures, we are hardly aware how non-human actors lay grounds for new monocultures of domination. Beyond the notion of ownership, borders and separation, these super weeds are changing the ecosystems of built environments. As an overproduction of unbalanced natures, they are causing economic and ecological threats to the local residents all around the globe and evoke spaces of new interspecies encounters.

Focusing on the Japanese knotweed we recognise a potential in creating models and processes that use invasive plants as catalysers for co-creative action. Instead of destroying the unwanted plants with poison, we would like to propose ways - to act and think - how to integrate invasives within our cultural and social environments. Building upon our current findings we propose a co-research of local potentials to design a speculative device for producing Japanese knotweed paper.


Urban harvest: an example of participatory action

Paper-mill: how could we improve cellulose-making processes for the future?

Library: an open collection of our findings

Workshop: local applications co-research


Idea by

Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Katarina Dekleva, Nuša Jelenec
Re-generacija
Janežičeva 5
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Re-generacija is a collective of creatives that deals with issues connected to social and environmental well-being. As a new generation of designers we are looking for ways to find meaning and purpose through our working practices and leave traces that enhance local resilience and diversity. Such work ethics led us to organise workshops and forums, field trips and encourage new research, working within a transdisciplinary field of collaborators in a rather organic, ever-learning manner.