What is more-than-human-design?

We define ‘more-than-human-design’ as designing that occurs within practices in which human interests are neither excluded nor the centre of concern, and non-human agency is actively engaged in the design process.

More-than-human-design could also be described as design-based ecological thinking that often leads to novel ecologies, or profound acts of working-with ecologies.

More-than-human-design rarely fits neatly into disciplinary categories, nor does it recognise clear boundaries between ‘culture’ and ‘nature’ and ‘technology’, or human and animal and others (vegetation, minerals, and even lively objects), recognising these distinctions as embedded in the bedrock of anthropocentrism.

It involves holistic approaches, engaging with complexity in ingenious, sensitive ways