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Dark Arts, Grey Areas and Other Contingencies
How do we contend with economic forces of change that create contingencies, influence our lives, affect our livelihoods?
Some Lithic Attunement Exercises
Exploring the geological substrates of digital technology in a series of lithic attunement exercises.
AccessLab: Workshops to broaden access to scientific research
We outline the AccessLab workshop format for decentralising research skills, creating new open access advocates, and building links between communities.
Approaching the Inexplicable
In the slow swarm of light they remain silent, luminous. Eyes in the place of eyes, Ears in the place of ears, tongues tasting chemical gradients across the fungal network of thread-like cells.
RADMIN Reader 2020
A congregation of short texts emerging from the UK's first festival of Administration, RADMIN (2019)..
Life, life support and the afterlives of (im)possible worlds
Audiovisual adaptation of a lecture-performance by Maja Kuzmanović and Nik Gaffney at the Futures Brought To Life symposium.
5 Things with FoAM
Rooted Hauntology Lab: Attempts at vegetal curation
A personal attempt of co-working with plants as ghosts and how this started to shape a curatorial practice that resists extractivism.
the current - nightly build
nightly build is a tiny A7 sized photocopied zine that fits in the palm of your hand so you can always carry it with you.
Een moeras is een taal
Een moeras is een taal (A swamp is a language) is a poetic exploration of an encounter between human bodies and the body of a swamp near Massiaru (Estonia).
“From that historically brief quite opaque moment..."
Between 17th March 2020 and 17th May 2020 we found ourselves in isolation within the extended cityscape of Singapore. As inhabitants of what became known as “The Circuit Breaker” we watched and listened...
Making Things Physical
A cross-section of FoAM and Time’s Up’s work with physical narratives (PNs), which draw upon experiential futures and experience design.
“how the terms ‘mind’ and ‘matter’ are abstractions which in their concreteness are identical”
Liminal disturbances and barely audible crumblings hinting at a perpetually wavering restlessness.
Dust & Shadow Reader #2
The Dust & Shadow reader #2 explores attunement as a proposition for engaging with the world, Earth-bound environments and their inhabitants, in a continuously changing field of relationships.
dust & shadow 12"
A sonic exploration of the desert, condensed into 12“ vinyl.
Dark arts, grey areas and other contingencies
Exploring economic and cultural grey areas to reclaim tools of business administration as an artistic medium.
Innovation: Taking Risks or Making Risks?
How can engineers, entrepreneurs and technopreneurs embrace complexity and uncertainty, in order to act in meaningful ways, whatever the future may bring?
The Art of Futuring
A brief introduction to Futures for artists and culture makers.
Ars Vitae Volume 08
How can we take the time we need with the work and people we love without feeling chased?
Dust & Shadow | Redux
An audiovisual distillation of atmospheres, questions and conversations from FoAM's intermittent journeys into dust and shadow. Through the Sonoran, Mojave, and Great Basin deserts.
Interview FoAM. Speculative Edu
How to use design to speculate about possible futures? Interview with FoAM's co-founders Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney for Speculative Edu.
Dust & Shadow Fieldnotes
Fieldnotes collected over the course of two years during three fieldtrips in the deserts of the North-American Southwest. A panexperiential travelogue through the landscapes of the Anthropocene.
Design and Futures
Design and Futures is a major collection of essays, manifestos, interviews and peer-reviewed articles, documenting 'design futures' discourse and practice around the world.
RADMIN Reader 2019
RADMIN Reader 2019. Edited, formatted, printed and distributed for RADMIN, Britain's first festival of Administration, Bristol, February 2019
Data collection and storage in long-term ecological and evolutionary studies: The Mongoose 2000 system
We describe a system we have developed called Mongoose 2000 for the study of multiple individuals in the wild over many years.
Comment faire soi-même... avec l'aide des experts
[EN] How citizen-driven research advocates ended up organizing a workshop with university experts?[FR] Comment des avocats de la recherche autonome et citoyenne dans des laboratoires associatifs en sont venus à organiser un événement avec des experts universitaires?
The Ephemeral Garden soundscape evokes the sense of convivial gatherings under a pergola. The murmur of conversation, complemented with the sound of animate matter.
Fieldguide to Random Forests
Research and essays from the programme with contributions by Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Ian Ingram, Driessens/Verstappen, Wilfried Hou Je Bek, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Michelle Gerearts, Tivon Rice, Jan de Graaf, Jeroen van Westen, Antti Tenetz, Jacqueline Heerema, and others..
The work of care in the Anthropocene is a struggle with scale and scope and sentience. If we assume that the entire material bestiary has some form of sentience, how do we respond to climate change or mass extinction?
In anticipation of things already present.
FoAM's views on futures, uncertainty, attunement and transformation. This article is adapted from FoAM's lecture-performance at the "Anticipation 2017".
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