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Ávila, M. (2023). (De)signs as response.
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2023 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-9521 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2023). (De)signs as response. In: Ivica Mitrović, Mia Roth, Tonči Čerina (Ed.), Designing in coexistence: reflections on systemic change (pp. 143-153). Zagreb: Croatian Architect's Association
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2023 (Swedish)In: Designing in coexistence: reflections on systemic change / [ed] Ivica Mitrović, Mia Roth, Tonči Čerina, Zagreb: Croatian Architect's Association , 2023, p. 143-153Chapter in book (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zagreb: Croatian Architect's Association, 2023
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-9561 (URN)9789536646319 (ISBN)9789536617661 (ISBN)
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Pavilion of Croatia – Same as it Ever Was at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, May 20th - November 26th 2023

Available from: 2024-02-13 Created: 2024-02-13 Last updated: 2024-02-14Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2022). Alter-natives: Designing as a poetics of relating (1ed.). In: Alastair Fuad-Luke (Ed.), Post-normal design: Emergent approaches towards plural worlds (pp. 65-72). Portugal: esad-idea
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2022 (English)In: Post-normal design: Emergent approaches towards plural worlds / [ed] Alastair Fuad-Luke, Portugal: esad-idea , 2022, 1, p. 65-72Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Portugal: esad-idea, 2022 Edition: 1
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8733 (URN)9789895318353 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-07 Created: 2022-11-07 Last updated: 2022-11-07Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2022). Designing for Interdependence: A Poetics of Relating. London: Bloomsbury Academic
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2022 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. p. 169
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8696 (URN)978-1-3503-3738-1 (ISBN)978-1-3501-8374-2 (ISBN)978-1-3501-8375-9 (ISBN)978-1-3501-8376-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-09-28 Created: 2022-09-28 Last updated: 2022-09-28Bibliographically approved
Åsberg, C., Radomska, M., Fredengren, C., Peterson, J., Holmstedt, J., Klingborg Elgh, C., . . . Ávila, M. (2022). More-than-human feminisms across arts and sciences. In: Cecilia Åsberg (Ed.), G22 Conference - Shaping Hopeful Futures in Times of Uncertainty: The Challenges and Possibilities of Gender Studies. Paper presented at G22 SHAPING HOPEFUL FUTURES IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY: THE CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES OF GENDER STUDIES, Karlstad, Sweden, 26-28 October, 2022. Karlstad
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2022 (English)In: G22 Conference - Shaping Hopeful Futures in Times of Uncertainty: The Challenges and Possibilities of Gender Studies / [ed] Cecilia Åsberg, Karlstad, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Feminist theories have long been concerned with the violent impact of (normative) Universal Man on society and nature, aconsequence of a modern phantasy divide between Nature and Culture. In this planetary era some call the Anthropocene, it isclearer to us how the environment is in us, and we humans are fully in the environment. The modern Nature/Culture divideimplodes violently on itself. For too long those regarded as less cultured, less-than-human and particularly nonhumans,like the very ecologies that sustains us, have been approached as mere resours or background for Universal Man. What canbe done - in practice, in thinking and in scholarship in such a situation?The present postnatural situation disrupts modern figurations of thought and scholarly practice, and begs new ones. Withclimate change, oceanic disturbance, habitat loss and rampant species extinction on the one hand, and new syntheticbiologies, technobodies and algorithms we live by on the other, it asks feminist sciences and arts for extradisciplinaryresponses, for new designs of practice.No longer can a division of academic labour be sustained, where technoscience does naked facts, use/abuse nonhumans andextract raw nature while artistic research, humanities and social science does culture, ethics and politics. Spurred by morethan-human feminisms, thicker forms of situated knowing have already emerged, for instance as practices of critical, creativeand feminist posthumanities.Such more-than-human humanities come in response to the pressing need to a) alter and decolonize such dividing knowledgeforms and to b) change the very ways we think, eat, and live with nonhumans in society. Sharing a Darwinian feeling forhow everything is connected, critically and creatively, with a relational ethics of care and concern, more-than-humanfeminisms and postdisciplinary disciplines, have paved way for environmental humanities and other more-than-human formsof the posthumanities. What are the stakes and challenges in these transformations? Why do we need them? And whatfeminist genealogies gets recognized?This lively round-table talk brings diverse scholars together for a spirited conversation on the usefulness and potential impactof feminist theorizing on sustainability, design, and on how to bring art and science to the social humanities, and insights tothe people living in a more-than-human world. It will be fun, but deadly serious.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: , 2022
Keywords
feminist theory, feminist posthumanities, feminist environmental humanities, gender, more-than-human humanities, more-than-human feminisms
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8825 (URN)
Conference
G22 SHAPING HOPEFUL FUTURES IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY: THE CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES OF GENDER STUDIES, Karlstad, Sweden, 26-28 October, 2022
Projects
The Posthumanities Hub
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-12-20Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2021). Ecologizing Design. In: Jenny Nachtigall, Marietta Kesting, Susanne Witzgall, Maria Muhle (Ed.), Hybrid Ecologies: (pp. 228-240). Berlin: Diaphanes Verlag
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2021 (English)In: Hybrid Ecologies / [ed] Jenny Nachtigall, Marietta Kesting, Susanne Witzgall, Maria Muhle, Berlin: Diaphanes Verlag, 2021, p. 228-240Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Diaphanes Verlag, 2021
National Category
Design
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8046 (URN)9783035804065 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-07 Created: 2021-10-07 Last updated: 2021-11-24Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2020). (De)sign responses as response diversity. Biosemiotics (13), 41-62
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2020 (English)In: Biosemiotics, ISSN 1875-1342, E-ISSN 1875-1350, no 13, p. 41-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the use of the ecological notion of ‘response diversity’ (Elmqvist et al. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 488–494, 2003) to develop a biocentric approach for natural-artificial continuums through the practice of design. The article elaborates upon examples from the project Dispersal machines, part of my postdoctoral research entitled Symbiotic tactics. Dispersal machines proposed two complementary artificial systems that were conceived to minimize the damages by a moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) on crops (corn and soy predominantly) in the agroecosystems of Córdoba, Argentina. The proposals were ideated to biologically control this species by interventions that disseminate and/or host species that predate or parasitize the moth at different stages of its life cycle: a diurnal response, based on the dissemination of parasitized eggs of the moth by a minute wasp (Telenomus remus), as well as a nocturnal response, based on the placement of refuges for bats that feed on the adult moth. Considering these design interventions through the notion of ‘semethic interaction’ (Hoffmeyer 2008) as it relates to the more general term, ‘semiosphere’, the article reflects upon (de)sign as a signifying activity and design’s ‘response-ability’ (Haraway 2016), to speculate upon ways to devise and acknowledge inter-species co-adaptive possibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Keywords
design, response diversity, semethic interaction, response ability, semiosphere
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7517 (URN)10.1007/s12304-019-09374-8 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-11-20 Created: 2020-11-20 Last updated: 2020-11-20Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2020). Die Ökologisierung des Designs. In: Susanne Witzgall, Marietta Kesting, Maria Muhle, Jenny Nachtigall (Ed.), Hybride Ökologien: (pp. 248-260). Diaphanes Verlag
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2020 (German)In: Hybride Ökologien / [ed] Susanne Witzgall, Marietta Kesting, Maria Muhle, Jenny Nachtigall, Diaphanes Verlag, 2020, p. 248-260Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Diaphanes Verlag, 2020
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7519 (URN)
Available from: 2020-11-20 Created: 2020-11-20 Last updated: 2020-12-01Bibliographically approved
Ávila, M. (2020). Togetherness (1ed.). In: Staszowski, E. and Tassinari, V. (Ed.), Designing in Dark times: An Arendtian Lexicon (pp. 306-309). New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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2020 (English)In: Designing in Dark times: An Arendtian Lexicon / [ed] Staszowski, E. and Tassinari, V., New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts , 2020, 1, p. 306-309Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020 Edition: 1
Series
Designing in Dark Times
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7518 (URN)9781350070264 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-11-20 Created: 2020-11-20 Last updated: 2020-11-20Bibliographically approved
Avila, M. & Ernstson, H. (2019). Realms of Exposure: On Design, Material Agency, and Political Ecologies in Córdoba. In: Ernstson, Henrik and Sörlin, Sverker (Ed.), Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies (pp. 137-166). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press
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2019 (English)In: Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies / [ed] Ernstson, Henrik and Sörlin, Sverker, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2019, p. 137-166Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2019
Keywords
Urban Ecology, Design, Cohabitation, Scorpions, Cordoba
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7042 (URN)9780262039918 (ISBN)9780262537148 (ISBN)
Projects
Symbiotic Tactics
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2022-09-29Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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