Within the Case Study #01 Tomatilla 16, we did not impose our language upon Botanicals, we let botanicals 'speak'. In order to understand our research method it was important to take our notion of linguistics into account. Our perspective was human but we emphasized the role of the plant as the source and saw ourselves as mere interpreters who enable the plants to 'speak' to us.
The Research Institute of Botanical Linguistics can report that Tomatilla responded to being stroked and watered and made it clear when it wants to be left alone. We take into account that botanicals have been here before us and will be here long after us. We can learn from botanicals and our research aims to make a mutal understanding attainable.
Photos Michaela Lakova
Hackers & Designers, Amsterdam
H0 Institute, Zurich
Neuhaus by Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam