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Plug-In Habitat

Paula Nishijima in collaboration with Marlén López

(The Netherlands)
2022, Multimedia installation 

With Plug-in Habitat, Paula Nishijima investigates the adaptability of plants, and how these skills can inspire us in shaping our urban environment. This work suggests an organic, self-organised way of building, in the shape of a living ecosystem that thrives on change. 
Together, the components of this ecosystem form a habitat, where living and artificial organisms can be plugged in. This way, it imagines a living system that embodies many architectural utopias, such as a modular, mutable city. It addresses the idea of an evolution that reinforces the relationships and interactions between agents, rather than the neo-Darwinian logic of the survival of the fittest.

Plug-in Habitat was realised within the framework of the European Media Art Platforms residency program at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial with support of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union


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