Speculating on Multispecies Collaborations, Carnegie Mellon University
11:00-19:00 - Exhibition
The series of drawings and films are responses to the entangled local stories and human-animal conflicts happening in Koshi Tappu in the hopes of imagining new multispecies collaborative narratives.
They are drawn and represented by Jiayin Zhi, Jing Jing Wu, Ankitha Vasudev, Mari Kubota, and Brenna Robinson.
Participant: Priyanka Bista
Part of the Entangled Stories of the Anthropocene programme by Care Pavilion.
Entangled Stories of the Anthropocene brings light to the complex, conflicted, and intertwined relationships shared between both marginalised human and nonhuman stakeholders coexisting in Koshi Tappu, Nepal. From mugger crocodiles, rock pythons, elephants to poachers, weavers, farmers, and fisherfolks, this series will give platform to the many voices and stories with the hopes to rewrite and recreate new collaborative multispecies stories.
Koshi Tappu Learning Grounds. This series has been supported by the Frank-Ratchye Further Fund from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, KTK-BELT studio, and Care Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2023.
Initiator: Priyanka Bista
Contributors from Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, USA, Jiayin Zhi, Ankitha Vasudev, Jing Jing Wu, Brenna Robinson, Mai Tian, Ann Mulgrew, Mari Kubota.
Contributors from the Vertical University Project, Nepal, Rajeev K Goyal, Ganga Limbu, Kishor Sharma, Nitesh Singh, Amrita Sardar, Anjali Chaudhary, Anish Timsina, Raj Kumar Singh, Jiwan Bishwakarma, Dorpati Mehta, Ashok Mukhiya, Gulabi Mukhiya, Chakra Timsina, Arjun Kumar Karki, Binda Devi Sardar, Anar Devi Sardar, Parwati Devi Sardar, Narayan Khatwe, Sarita Devi Sardar, Bhisma Adhikari.