On October 26th, Annemarie Piscaer from Caradt’s Research Group: Biobased Art and Design, will join the AHRA – Situated Ecologies of Care international conference (Architectural Humanities Research Association) hosted by the University of Portsmouth, UK. At the conference, the pedagogical research conversation between Kristina Kotov and Annemarie Piscaer “Garden of Earthly Delights”, will be presented during the paper presentation session ‘Patience in Placemaking’.
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LT Ranch, initiated by Kotov in northeast Lithuania, is a facility for residencies of ad hoc yet considered landscape for spontaneous spatial research, experimentation of cultural moments, gathering local stories, participants and guests’ own, as well as inventing collective types to share, as we humans carve spaces in the non-human environment on a seasonal basis.
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As a communal studio, a learning lab, LT Ranch corresponds with Piscaer’s research “The Garden as a Living Learning Lab, the garden that sees, smell and hears”. This research project, aims to initiate a living learning laboratory in the garden of St. Joost School of Art & Design, in Breda. It uses the garden as a model for learning. Which resulted in a pedagogical guide that was based on case studies outlining how a more-than-human view can be implemented in the design education curriculum. The document is intended as a transferable DIY guide and compass aimed to support way-finding, (un)learning, and different ways of relating. It sets out four principles: mapping invisible habitats; zooming in and out of nonhuman worlds; interaction as a flux between actors; and augmented senses for noticing nonhumans.
For more information on Annemarie Piscaer’s research, see below.