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EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

Earth CoLab is an enterprise that brings together diverse individuals, institutions and ideologies to develop new approaches to learning, academic inquiry and art production. This translates into a set of collaborative projects and services that we provide in the form of design, education, training and curation.

Living systems, of which Gaia (Earth) is the largest known instance, are nested systems of biota and their environment. These complex systems cannot be understood through linear or fragmented logic of their physical or chemical elements alone. They require a synergistic approach.

Our team applies a synergistic approach, which is inspired by the gaian philosophy. Each project is executed by blending each practitioner’s distinct skills, subject expertise, interest and expression.

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OUR TEAM

‘THE WHOLE IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS…’

OUR WORK

Project_SwampSongCOVER

Ecosystem Songs

April 13, 2016

Project_LookAgain_COVER

Look Again

March 7, 2016

A seasonal documentation of the wetland study sites

Swamp Storytelling

March 7, 2016

Humpback whale

Marine Mammals of India

March 7, 2016

Indian-Ocean-Naturalist

Indian Ocean Naturalist

March 7, 2016

Project_BreathingPixelsCOVER

Breathing Pixels

March 7, 2016

PRACTICES/SERVICES

Using the unique method of our three core practices – we create, collaborate and engage
EARTH CoLab applies the Gaian philosophy to the 3 practices outlined below.

WORLD AS A CLASSROOM

– Transformative learning methods –

‘Place’ and ‘Interconnectivity’ are at the center of our pedagogy. Employing exploratory techniques to discover a ‘place’, this approach is designed to highlight nodes at which disciplines intersect. At its core , this is an effort to depart from the fragmented processes of learning, thus creating an interconnected view of any system. This form of learning vacates preconceived roles of ‘educator’ and ‘learner’ in favour of investigating what it means to collectively build knowledge and make meaning of every experience.

INFECTIOUS KNOWLEDGE

– Creative Science Communication –

We aim to taking ‘science’ beyond academics and media, we employ appropriate formats suited to the message and the target audience for effective communication. This enables wider access to information, by taking ‘science’ beyond academics and media. We document and translate information using a variety of creative methods that are tuned to the range of interest groups in society.
We view ‘Information and Knowledge’, this generation’s most powerful assets, differently. No longer will the custodians of this asset be the most powerful, but it is those who have the ability to creatively and effectively share, collaborate and utilize this information and knowledge.

PRACTICE OF PERSPECTIVE

– Mobile Residencies –

An exercise to aggregate diverse ways of viewing a space. In facilitating the collision of perspectives, one enhances the techniques of art production and academic inquiry in the natural environment. The ‘Practice of Perspective’ is pivoted on the relationship between the viewer and the subject – where the appearance of viewed subjects depends on the relative position and distance from the viewer. Here ‘position’ refers to a point of view, and ‘distance’ refers to one’s reason for viewing. The residencies we curate adopt this approach, providing artists and scientists a variety of locations, interactions and views, based on their area of study.

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