Animal Encounters: From parrot perch to systems theory

Dirk van den Heuvel, Giovanni Bellotti, Alessandra Covini

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A spatial installation designed by Studio Ossidiana explores how architecture might mediate between all sorts of creatures, making room for a variety of encounters and setting the stage for interactions between humans and non-humans. The installation is an environment occupied by drawings, diagrams and architectural models – creature-like objects – that address issues of proximity, scale and cross-species politics. The exhibition is part of the Total Space programme of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, which looks into the cross-disciplinary traffic between architecture, planning, anthropology and systems theories. Institute: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Dates: 13 October 2019 to 26 Janurary 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture
  • Ecology
  • Systems Theory

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