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A Peer Review Journal About: Excessive Research

Our text, ‘Plan Bienen: Sharing (in) the more-than-human city’ has been published in the latest APRJA, an open-access research journal launched at Transmediale: Conversation Piece Berlin 2016. The publication is the outcome of a masterclass that Tessa participated in, organised by … Continue reading

23. February 2016 by sumugan
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‘Disappearing Bees’, un Magazine 9.1

Our article ‘Disappearing Bees’ was recently published in un Magazine 9.1. A PDF of the text is available here.

30. July 2015 by sumugan
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Gift from the Bees

[Script for parting performance presented by Sumugan Sivanesan at ZK/U, 25 September 2014] Hello and welcome to our Openhaus. All of us at ZK/U have been busily anticipating this evening’s schedule, and I would like to begin the tour by … Continue reading

06. October 2014 by sumugan
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I don’t want your money, honey…

We recently spent some time with the economic historian and bank bill broker, Winfried Bogon, whom we had contacted to purchase notgeld or emergency money that was used in times of fiscal crisis such as hyperinflation. A well known episode of hyperinflation occurred … Continue reading

26. September 2014 by sumugan
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Non-human Rights

‘Killer Bee’ movies emerged as a popular strain of ‘creature feature’ films in the Cold War era of the 1960s. Films such as The Deadly Bees (1966), Genocide (1968) and The Swarm (1978) established a genre based around formulaic ‘nature’s … Continue reading

25. August 2014 by sumugan
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This Planetary Conjuncture

To call ourselves geological agents is to attribute to us a force on the same scale as that released at other times when there has been a mass extinction of species. Dipesh Chakrabarty, The Climate of History: Four Theses, 2009. … Continue reading

01. August 2014 by sumugan
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To Bee: Biohybridity and learning the ‘language’ of bees

During the week we met Anna, a beekeeper at Prinzessinnengarten, who wondered what it would be like to be a bee for a day. Karl von Frisch discovered that bees possess a ‘language’ through a series of experiments he began … Continue reading

22. June 2014 by sumugan
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Frei-bees

Biologist and biodiversity researcher Dr Casper Schönig manages a number of urban beehives around Berlin, including some we visited in the garden at Cafe Botanico over the weekend. He traces the tradition of beekeeping in Berlin through to the DDR, when honey functioned … Continue reading

16. June 2014 by sumugan
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