Inhuman Carnaval

About biodiversity and dressing up

People are just beginning to discover the richness of our planet's biodiversity, and with it the value of each individual species within our ecosystem. At the same time, this biodiversity is shrinking at a great rate.

How can we break out of our anthropocentric worldview and learn to feel more empathy for the other species on the planet? Can we train ourselves to see the world from a non-human perspective by wrapping ourselves in pink velvet and becoming the endangered pink velvet worm?

In this project we challenge artists, designers, make up artists, creators and audiences to dress up themselves and each other as the beautiful species our ecosystem is rich in.

It is our dream to eventually, together with carnival organizations, artists and makers take over carnival. Wouldn't it be nice if during carnival, together with all the celebrants, we could discover what it is like to be a plant, animal, fungus or mineral for a while? In the coming period, we will investigate how we can disrupt carnival in the right direction.

Join the workshops, lectures, performances, exhibitions and parties and learn to put yourself (briefly) in another species' shoes.

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Drinks at Dusk with Conny Groenewegen - At Dutch Design Week, we have daily presentations by various artists at sundown. In this edition we talk about how we can embody and feel more like other species through fashion with fashion designer Conny Groenewegen. Caroline Aravicius, Conny Groenewegen, Anne Hofstra

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Olfactory Cross-Dressing - Participants can disguise themselves as different species by using these special hand sanitizers created by fragrance artists Frank Bloem and Niklaus Mettler.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Frank Bloem, Niklaus Mettler

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Drinks at Dusk with Studio Nepco - In this Drinks at Dusk edition Lennart Vader talks about how dressing up can playfully bring us closer to other species.  Caroline Aravicius

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Creating costumes in the Open Costume Lab - At Dutch Design Week 2021 we are hosting an open costume lab where participants are creating amazing costumes from species in our ego system, while hopefully becoming more aware of the biodiversity of our planet.     Caroline Aravicius

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Creating costumes in the Open Costume Lab - At Dutch Design Week 2021 we are hosting an open costume lab where participants are creating amazing costumes from species in our ego system, while hopefully becoming more aware of the biodiversity of our planet.     Caroline Aravicius

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Dancing Shrimp - At Dutch Design Week we party in biodiversity costumes with DJ Wannabeastar and Shirley Macholina , using costumes made in the costume lab at Inhuman Carnaval. Free beers provided by Oedipus Brewery for non-humans! Anisa Xhomaqi

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Inhuman beings dancing - At Dutch Design Week we party in biodiversity costumes with DJ Wannabeastar and Shirley Macholina , using costumes made in the costume lab at Inhuman Carnaval. Free beers provided by Oedipus Brewery for non-humans! Anisa Xhomaqi