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From Pest to Power

In this project, I look to the possibility of unlearning human evolution for manufacturing a future by gaining knowledge from the agency of cockroaches. Being marginalized by humans for thousands of years as creatures carrying diseases, cockroaches bear agency as one of the species that could survive the many extinction events and epochal transformations – the most recent survival project for cockroaches is Biosphere 2. Moreover, the judgment toward cockroaches is built by the hyper-sterilized semiocapitalist idea of a »proper lifestyle« in which overproduction of synthetic commodities and the human disattachment to waste has placed the cockroach as peripheral to … Continue reading From Pest to Power