This research project looks at the current existing research on why humans live with living things. For example, why do we live with animals and plants?
Sociology and psychology describe several theories and models that show how new habits, like taking care of a new living thing, can be developed. How can this existing information be used to make living artefacts a more familiar product and the care for these products a normal thing to do?
This gathered knowledge will be combined into a paper that explains why humans live with living things and feel attracted to things that resemble nature. In the discussion I will touch upon the subject of how this existing information could be used to make living artefacts a more familiar product and the care for these products a normal thing to do.
Ongoing research, started in September 2019.
Other researchers involved
Roya Aghighi (TU Delft)
Avans University of Applied Sciences