Workshops

A series of workshops related to each other have been developed to inspire further research practice.

These workshops attempt to encourage participants to re-see and re-bound with plants and re-imagine human-plants relationships.

workshop 001 - A moment with plants

workshop 002 - Drawing with plants

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001 A moment with plants

This workshop is the first approach to engage the public to be with plants. I have posted an open call on social media to use the term '#BEING WITH PLANTS' to encourage people to have a five-minute communication with accessible plants nearby and then share their experience through video, audio,text, etc. This online workshop was meat to function as a trigger point for the participants to gain embodied kinship experiences.

Most of the outcome materials were photos of flowers and fruits, and others were focusing on vivid color or difference between long time scale. I start to question whether plants were generally considered nonthreatening, silent, and static. Thereupon human brain only picked profitable scenarios like bloom and fruit as visual memory. 

 

If this is a encounter to plant blindness?

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002 Drawing with plants

The photo materials collected from the first workshop shows that the participants' observation dwelled on a surface level and captured moments that seemed equipped with high instrumental value for human. 

Investigating nature's inherent value and egoistic value is a continuing concern within the research of expansive relations between all life forms.[1] This workshop's main idea is to enlight the intrinsic value of plants.

Re-see the familiar everyday plants by revealing the plant's hidden story via drawing and group discussion.

 

[1] Robert N. Rapoport, ‘Environmental Values and the Search for a Global Ethic’, Journal of Environmental Psychology 13, no. 2 (1 June 1993): 173–82, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0272-4944(05)80149-5.

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The MIRO broard is only open for view.
If you are interested in participates please contact me yuxichan97@gmail.com 
I'll send you another link :)
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