Autonomous Agents for Regenerative Ecology


Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of Nieuwe Intituut | Sjef van Gaalen of Structure and Narrative | Theun Karelse of FoAM
in the context of Border Sessions festival


Autonomous Agents for Regenerative Ecology lab

This AARE lab brings together field-workers and field-thinkers from the environmental ‘avant-garde’ who work at the level of community, tech and data to design and develop actual applications of autonomous agents in regenerative ecological practice. On June 13, you can discover and build a unique perspective on tech-enabled autonomous ecologies.


Landscape degeneration is a phenomenon at planetary scale. Some see this century as the age of ecological regeneration; bringing areas back to life, with the return of water, vegetation and all manner of organisms re-appearing. This would be 'The Great Work' for humanity. But are humans best suited for all aspects of this task? This lab proposes to push the narrative beyond human-centric perspectives. Could landscapes engage in self-regeneration if they form alliances with the right technologies? What would such systems entail?

Send us an email if you want to join.


Related labs at Nieuwe Instituut:
11 May: Terraforming Earth Lab 1: Constitution for a 21st Century Society
28 September: Terraforming Earth Lab 3: Terrafiction

This AARE lab is organised in collaboration with Border Sessions festival