DESIGNING FOR INTERDEPENDENCE.
A POETICS OF RELATING (2022)
This book is about the practice of designing and design’s capacity to relate (or not) to beings of all kinds, human and others, in ways that are life-affirming.
Through this work, I develop the notion of alter-natives, a concept that exposes the alterity of artificial things and the potential of these things to participate in the sustainment of environments. The arguments immerse us in a poetics of relating, a semiotic practice of interrelating humans, artificial things, and other-than-human species; a design practice that can make us more explicitly dependable on life and communication across species, a designing for interdependence that can support the necessary rewilding that must happen to contribute to the affirmation of cultural and biological diversity.
Published by Bloomsbury New York:
Designing for Interdependence: A Poetics of Relating