© 2017 Aina Guirao. Object and Graphic designer. 

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MORADORES DEL ANTROPOCENO

2016

The Residents of Anthropocene is born from a

number of concerns and preoccupations around the construction of micro-worlds, feminist theories, systems of production of knowledge and an eagerness to explore new places. The project consists of a speculative proposal that tries to give life to an alternative context, opening a small window to this world through a fictitious temporary exhibition on biology.

 

What is presented in this space are the new species that would have developed in the Anthropocene, a series of hybrid amalgams, composed by a multitude of elements belonging to both the vegetal and animal kingdom, as well as the cultural one, and that, what we classify as urban waste. All this is framed in a space of transition that oscillates between a framework of humanistic thinking and a slight evolution towards a new model more suitable for the stage that we enter, being reflected in the methods of classification of the species and in the exhibition systems.

 

The main objective of the project is to open questions that facilitate a space for reflection and debate, putting in doubt systems of production and validation of knowledge. The way we look at the world, the point of view we take to generate truth - absolutely conditioned by its context - produces a whole reality that can eventually become palpable. In our case we call it Anthropocene. This has had all alarming consequences, and brings with it a series of new actors.

 

But how would this situation progress if we made a humble shift from the human to other subjectivities? Although the project is not intended to give a definite answer to these questions, but simply to generate them, it tries to incite curiosity to discover the relationships and interconnections that are established around us, and that develop outside our apparent interest. In short, it seeks to awaken the intrigue for the hidden lives that surround us, the small civilizations and microworlds that we overlook day by day, amplifying them through fictionalization.

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