S.U.N./Hybrids and the New Nature

Interactivos? Neighborhood science Madrid

For the 2010 Interactivos? in Madrid I joined the Society Of Urban Naturalists {S.U.N.}, a temporary, international collective of urban researchers dedicated to discovering the hidden relationships between nature, city and humanity.

We developed a board game using simple forms found in the nearby park and a set of rules to engage with the public in a reflection on Nature-Urban-Human interconnections.

I collected Nature-Urban-Human hybrids and catalog, categorize my findings, and making new associations towards a folksonomy of a new nature.
El Parque Retiro, Madrid. Area of investigation

Architetural pigeon

New Nature. Detritus left in the park gradually becoming the new nature
Shadow Hybrid. Natural or man-made, in shadows we are equal

Detail of our installation displaying our two-week research
Prototyping the Game of S.U.N.

Play-testing the game of S.U.N.

Playing the Game of S.U.N.

On Interactivos?
Interactivos? is a research and production platform for the creative and educational uses of technology. Its main goal is to expand on the use of electronic and software tools for artists, designers and educators, thus contributing to the development of local communities of cultural producers in this field.

Interactivos? events are held annually around the world and are a hybrid between a production workshop, a seminar and a showcase. A space for reflection, research, and collaborative work is created, in which proposals selected by an international open call are developed, completed and displayed. The process is open to the public from beginning to end.