Intimate Relationships with Nonhuman Others

Intimacy-oriented design in search of ethical relationships with the more-than-human world

Izabella Dobielewska

Integriertes Design MA

bei Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick Prof. Dr. Tania Prill

We, humans, categorize, organize the world by drawing divisions. Cogito ergo sum separated the body from the mind, thinking from feeling, and located the „rational human“ above other beings. I am interested in other possible narratives, the ones where the human is neither in the center nor on one side of the divide, but rather where humans and nonhumans co-constitute the world. How can design help us rethink human position in our shared world? Through experiments, I look for methods of cultivating meaningful relationships with nonhumans.