More-than-Human Knowledge and Data in Artistic & Practice-based Research

A distributed keynote lecture inviting four creative practitioners and researchers to share their experiences with co-creating and relating to more-than-human knowledge and data. The session will be streamed and can be joined remotely.   

3 Nov Fri 19:00 CEST

3 Nov Fri 20:30 CEST


Coming from various areas of creative inquiry – including art, interaction design, and HCI – the four keynote speakers Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Tereza Stehlíková, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, and Simone C. Niquille will discuss their creative ways of making sense with more-than-human ecologies, creatures, materials, and instruments. 

How can more-than-human co-creation of knowledge and data look like in practice? What challenges and concerns might arise while collaborating with other-than-humans? How can we understand and embody data emerging from more-than-human co-creation? How can this data look, smell, feel, sound, taste like?

The hybrid (online/offline) session will include short talks by the four guest speakers followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. The session can be joined remotely – a streaming link will be provided before the event.

Moderatorsss: Markéta Dolejšová & Enrique Encinas.

Short talks by Keynote speakers

Being Feral by Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

Image Reference: 乱/Ran (Akira Kurosawa 1985)

The Infra-ordinary Lab: In Search of Commonplace by Tereza Stehlíková

Image by Tereza Stehlíková

Being Absorbed in Mosses by Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard

Image by Marie Louise Juul Søndergard

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is an Associate Professor in Civic Interaction Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Their transdisciplinary research and practice situate ‘care’ at the core of transformational encounters in different settings ranging from cities as complex cyberphysical networks to forests as moving creatures. They build on this to explore how radical transformation can materialise care-fully through creative-critical engagements. Their current research, practice, and engagement focus on the dynamics of creative practice as feral care.

Tereza Stehlíková

Tereza Stehlikova is a Czech/UK artist and educator, currently based in Prague. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, where she researched the tactile language of moving image. She works primarily in moving image and participatory performance. Her work is informed by her ongoing exploration of the role of all our senses and our embodiment in communicating meaning, often using narratives to help activate imagination and provide a framework. Beyond this, the core themes in her creative practice are built around our human relationship to landscape and place in general, while exploring how our environment can become an extension of our inner worlds. In 2020 Tereza launched an online arts journal/platform Tangible Territory, featuring essays and articles by established artists/authors from the world of arts, science, philosophy, all centred around the role our senses play in creating meaning in art and life. Her work can be found on her research blog:

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Interaction Design at AHO. Through her research and creative practice, she explores how design can support more caring relations to the body, communities, and the environment. She specifically focuses on the design of intimate technologies in domains of health and wellbeing.

Her research raises questions related to intersections of gender and sexuality with technology use and development, as well as social, ethical, and environmental issues of emerging technologies, such as conversational agents, wearables, robots, and AI/ML. She has expertise in design methodologies, including research-through-design, soma design, speculative design and design fiction, in feminist theory and feminist practices in Design and Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI), as well as the domain of sexual, reproductive and menstrual health, incl. menstrual cycles, menopause, fertility, intimate care, and sexual pleasure.

Her design work has been exhibited and published in international exhibition, festivals and magazines, incl. transmediale, PAF Olomouc, Uroboros, and Form Design Magazine. She was named Global Young Scientist in 2021 by KTH, and is a member of BioArt Coven and the Design and Posthumanism network.

Markéta Dolejšová

Markéta Dolejšová is a design researcher and curator experimenting with feral, relational ways of knowing and doing, often in multispecies settings. She is currently affiliated as a postdoctoral research fellow at Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI) where she helps to sprout a practice-based inquiry into more-than-human epistemologies and data (Open Forest) and teaches experimental design research. Previously, she worked with the CreaTures – Creative Practices for Transformational Futures EU project (2020-22) where she led the Laboratory of experimental artistic productions. Markéta has co-founded several art-design research initiatives including the Uroboros festival, the Open Forest Collective, the Feeding Food Futures network, and the Fermentation GutHub.

Enrique Encinas

Enrique Encinas (they/he) is a design researcher exploring the patterns and textures formed by (other than) + humans and technologies through creative, critical and collaborative practices. He works as Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). They have co-lead projects involving governmental, artistic and educational institutions such as the European Union Policy Lab, the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) or SpeculativeEDU.