Wai-o-tapu, Rotorua, Aotearoa NZ

Wai-o-tapu, Rotorua, Aotearoa NZ

What if we refuse to uncouple nature and culture?

What if we deny that human beings are exceptional?

What if we stop speaking and listening only to ourselves?

The More-Than-Human Lab combines ethnographic and creative research methods to explore human/nonhuman entanglements in the Anthropocene.

We work to go beyond definition or judgment, in order to “think with the world.” We treat more-than-humans as active stakeholders and collaborators in our research, and we are committed to facilitating public engagement around technoscientific, environmental, primary industry, and governance issues.

Postgraduate research with the More-Than-Human Lab is dedicated to moving beyond human-centred design, finding ways to challenge technological solutionism, and decolonise design research and practice.

You can read about some of our projects, and follow what we’re doing on our blog.

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We’re in the world, not against it. It doesn’t work to try to stand outside things and run them, that way. It just doesn’t work, it goes against life. There is a way but you have to follow it. The world is, no matter how we think it ought to be. You have to be with it. You have to let it be.”

― Ursula K Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven