My name is Mas. I've lived in the center of Amsterdam all of my life. I love to see the countless ways in which life finds its way in the city. Plants arrest my attention whenever they do something I didn't think was possible. There are some real rascals among them, growing in cracks they're not supposed to. I let them get away with it though. Sometimes I lose sight of the bigger picture because I focus on these little details, but my biology bachelors keeps me on track. I think we are facing some important questions regarding our relationships to the other organisms in this world. I think Mediamatic has a lot of fun exploring these questions.
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
Looking back at the Japanese Knotweed Symposium
Knotweed on a pedestal
We look back at a two-day gathering with researchers, designers, and artists, which aimed to explore Japanese knotweed and our relationship with this contested plant. Japanese knotweed was put on a...