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Theme: Speculative Futures

The ‘Being Human’ collection includes projects addressing the shifting boundaries between humans and nonhumans through organic and technological permeabilities and symbioses. The works involve the exploration of expanded sensorium through haptics, sex, and food, eventually discussing the parameters of care and caring for oneself and others.

Expertise in this area is led by Prof Kaisu Koski and Noémie Soula.

Citizen Surgery

Citizen Surgery

This body of work explores various aspects of surgical culture, and the relationship between (non)human animal bodies and food.

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HUG - Kaisu Koski.

HUG

The speculative garment HUG explores the capacity of technology to respond to human tactile deprivation during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating the sensation of a hug without the presence of another person.

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Raw/ à vif at Epidermotopia

Raw/ à vif or the unnatural desire to design a human

A critical project at the crossroad between transhumanism, biology, and art.
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Mythical Living Data

Mythical Living Data

An inquiry into the future of DNA as data storage

This project questions and speculates on the impacts of the environment’s pollutants on our body. It uses storytelling and visuals to engage the audience into current environmental problematics and future bioethical debates.

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Queering Anatomy – Microbial Migration and Ambiguous Body Borders - Kuang-Yi-Ku

Kuang-Yi Ku PhD project
Queering Anatomy – Microbial Migration and Ambiguous Body Borders

This PhD study challenges medical patriarchy and heteronormativity of current anatomical education, by expanding the training to include speculative queer anatomies.

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