More life in detail


The microbiological world is a vast domain of life occupied by organisms which are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Because of their diminutive size, its denizens are largely ignored, yet in terms of impact and numbers, they represent the predominate form of life on earth. In fact, in the familiar settings of our towns, cities, and built environments, microorganisms have established overlooked, yet thriving and complex ecologies. Microgeography, seeks to highlight these microbial communities that find a home within our built environments, and to explore the relationship between an urban environment and its microbial and human inhabitants through informed observation, and via a variety of playful and inventive strategies. Its aim is to take pedestrians off their predictable macroscopic paths and jolt them into a new awareness of the vast, but nearly always overlooked, urban microbiological landscape. The process also invites the observer to question the…

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