Being with plants
Re-see/ Re-connect/ Re-imagine with plants 🌱 🌱
Being with plants is a speculative design project to rethink the relationship between urban citizens and plant-based food through everyday practice, including growing, cooking, eating, and other possible relations. Being with plants aims to raise awareness about plants and trigger discussions about possible future human-plant relationships. This project is an example of exploring human-plant relationships from a de-anthropocentric perspective in the field of speculative design. The purpose of this research project is to re-see, re-connect with plants, re-imagine, and re-construct the future human-plants possibilities.
With a series of plants related practices, this project has zoomed in on the domestic small-scale potato-growing activity and zoomed out on human-plants relations. In my approach, storytelling and fabulation are combined with scientific facts and bodily experience.
The 'being with plants' project intends to work with the following research questions:
How to explore human-plant relationships in future high urbanism circumstances?
-How to see plant growing practice as a design method to enter human-plant entanglement?
-How to materialize plants' activity in a human-understandable form?
-How to raise awareness of plants from a de-anthropocentric view?
-How to construct potential human-plants realities through storytelling?
I worked with a multimethod research process to tackle the scenario of plant blindness and re-imagine the future of human-plant relationships.