An exploration of the relationship between human settlements and the distributed silk farming system through a multi-scalar design method which spans from data transformation to a bodily territorial system passing through the observation of silkworms behavior and the human body as farming vehicles.
Humans are obsessed with exploiting and redesigning the planet. Their evolution depends on other living and non- living matters all the time. Therefore, the rise of mass farming systems in many domains reveals humans ambitions and exercises that constructing and redefining the rules of non-human worlds. The metabolic rifts were caused based on such phenomenon. And the current situation is driving the planet into unknown directions. Nowadays, it is said that humans are making their own ways to the extinction.
Urban silk farming is one of the representative examples of humans acquiring bio-material from other living creatures. Our ancestors first met and then made use of the Bombyx mori on a morning of the year 2640 BC when a Chinese empress named leizu was having tea in her garden under a mulberry tree. A cocoon dropped in her teacup, then it was boiled and the silk inside resolved in the hot water. It is the top secret of farming and manufacturing silk for thousands of years in ancient China. Today, the secret of producing silk has been disclosed that is to get cocoons from silkworms and boil them to separate the silk and pupas. With the application of the silk material is expanding, a larger amount of silk is needed in modern cities. However, we cannot ignore the fact that the process of reeling and transport silk always cause environmental issues.
Students | Fei Fei, Weiyue Fu, Chiawei Yang
Design Tutors | Claudia Pasquero, Filippo Nassetti
Theory Tutor | Zaroukas Emmanou