The project raises the question of how we can mobilize and re-program silk worms’ metabolic processes in speculating the urban. In the Anthropocene age the planet is increasingly occupied by human artifacts. Can we harvest the ability of Bombyx Mori and allow human and nonhuman beings to share occupation, co-design and co-construction? The design proposal explores the relationship between unused human settlements and silk farming through a multi-scalar approach which spans from material to territorial observations and which deploys Bombyx Mori spinning behavior as farming agent as well as mechanism of space generation.
students: Hong Su, Qinlin Wang, Heng Zhou
tutors: Claudia Pasquero, Filippo Nassetti, Tommaso Casucci, Emmanouil Zaroukas