Sympoiesis is defined as “making with”- a word that offers an alternate way to explain how to untangle the complex, dynamic, historic and responsive system. Nothing makes itself. Everything is made with something else. The sympoient nature of our world means that at any point that destruction takes place in our entangled knot, a new iteration takes place creating a new possibility or iteration of entanglement. We like to explore up close this entanglement of human and nonhuman forms. We like to question our comfortableness with the blindness and amnesia that persist in industrial landscapes. Who really are the protagonists? What really is going on in the materials that we use and how can we remind ourselves of their landscape.

Our exploration into biomaterials and bio-design started as a parallel approach to incorporate into our ceramics practice. How strange that ceramics have become often so disconnected from the fact that it is really just clay made up of different percentages of sand, silica and rock. So organic and representative of the constant balance of resource use, destruction and creation among all living things. Yet, in the design world, we are constantly designing for one protagonist– humans. Using new materials represents different ways of experiencing our environment and its problems, which could not be perceived with the naked eye.


We find it inspiring to include new materials to create a larger scope of included characters (humans, plants, microorganisms) to thereby narrate about non-human worlds.  We like working on projects that rethink procedural, evolutionary, horizontal links generated between interfields /interspecies. Co-creation between ourselves and place and material allows for the process to flow between living organisms. 

Open research on natural, innovative, circular and sustainable materials for healty and happy living.


Nuestra exploración de biomateriales y biodiseño comenzó como un enfoque paralelo a nuestra práctica de cerámica. Qué extraño que la cerámica a menudo se haya desconectado tanto del hecho de que en realidad es solo arcilla compuesta de diferentes porcentajes de arena, sílice y roca. Tan orgánico, el juego entre recursos naturales, destrucción y creación se hizo evidente. Sin embargo, en el mundo del diseño, diseñamos constantemente para un protagonista: los humanos. El uso de nuevos materiales representa formas de experimentar nuestro lugar, que no podrían percibirse a simple vista.

Encontramos inspirador incluir nuevos materiales para crear una gama más amplia de personajes incluidos (humanos, plantas, microorganismos) para así narrar sobre mundos no humanos. Nos gusta trabajar en proyectos que replantean vínculos procedimentales, evolutivos, horizontales generados entre intercampos/interespecies. La co-creación entre nosotras y el lugar y el material permite que el proceso fluya entre los organismos vivos.

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