Forms of Intelligence: Co-species Care in More-than-human Worlds


  • Kaajal MODI UWE



Co-creation, Collaborative art, Collaborative research, Cards, Provocation, Multispecies care, Covid-19, Artificial intelligence


The project consisted of a series of collaborative online workshops between eight people from Knowle West, Bristol, Kent, and Colombia over August and September 2020 with expertise in different forms of animal and plant intelligence. These people ranged in age from 18-80 and included community activists, artists, and researchers with specialisms in spiders and ants, trees, fungi, butterflies and local wildlife, soil, coral, gardening, bees, dogs, birds, robotics, wearables, performance and visual arts. The group came together on the project to share knowledge, create principles for collaborating well across species and to begin exploring what could be made that would benefit humans, animals, plants and environments in more connected ways. The cards were inspired by, amongst other things, tarot and Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategy cards, as well as other types of card games (such as Cards Against Humanity) and creative inspiration techniques from artistic and design practices.


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MODI, K. “Forms of Intelligence: Co-Species Care in More-Than-Human Worlds”. Journal of Posthumanism, vol. 1, no. 2, Dec. 2021, pp. 245-51, doi:10.33182/joph.v1i2.1346.

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