Registration required via Peatix: visualwildmapping.peatix.com
Developed for ages 16 – 23.
The presence and roles of different species within urban metropolitan environments are often overlooked or not perceived at all, even if they represent fundamental components of urban ecologies. This workshop aims for a collective sharing of such species through immediate and trans-disciplinary storytelling techniques.
Participants will learn to engage with different graphic composition techniques, utilising both prearranged and personalised elements. They will also be using multiple scales, from fragments of cities to small objects, to expand the range of layers that can be included in the narrative from technical to cultural, superstition to institutional and many more.
Animali Domestici (Italy/Thailand), founded by Antonio Bernacchi and Alicia Lazzaroni, is a duo and design practice based in Bangkok. They focus on the development of experimental and speculative projects, products, and processes, beyond the dichotomies of culture and nature, “infra-ordinary” and “ab-normal,” human and non-human. With admittedly fragmented and heterogeneous sources of inspiration, they are interested in post-anthropocentric spaces, subjects, and materialities, in human and animal behaviour, vernacular crafts and traditions, popular tastes and everyday life references, rendered “lifestyles” and marketing strategies. Animali Domestici is also intensively involved in teaching and research. Lazzaroni and Bernacchi, who obtained a postgraduate Master from ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid, worked in Singapore from 2010 to 2014, and since 2015 have been teaching architectural design at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
Image: Image-making process of BKK Opportunistic Ecologies, 2019. Courtesy the artists.