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Scenarios Working Group: 

Post-Detection Hub

Date: 13th + 14th July, 2024

In person Meeting, by invitation

Invitation to a futures exercise with the SETI Post-Detection Hub on Miro

Open systems advocate, technologist, artist and educator, Irene Agrivina is one of the founding members and current directors of HONF - https://honf.org. Irene Agrivina will present HONF’s engagements with cultural imaginaries, space futures and SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence).

This dialogue is hosted by Nina Czegledy, Trudy Lane and Kate Genevieve, with the support of Intercreate Aotearoa.

Intercreate in conversation with House of Natural Fiber (HONF) an arts, science, and technology laboratory based in Yogyakarta. Established in 1998, HONF emerged as a response to the social and political turmoil against the nepotism and corruption prevalent during the Suharto authoritarian dictatorship in Indonesia.

Through initiatives like HONF’s annual UFO festival and the ‘International SETI Conference’ of Yogyakarta, and ISSS – Indonesia Space Science Society - HONF creates alternative, imaginative frameworks for the exploration of space from the perspective of citizens. Projects like ... radically reframe conversations and communication around astro ecology, space science, space exploration and space art. HONF’s long-running art science practice and transdisciplinary engagement with cultural imaginaries of outer space and the search for life beyond earth. HONF’s creative collaborations with artists, scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists and communities aim to “understand the universe we are within, using both tools and ideas of science, and those of art.”

Lunar Imaginaries meeting at Care + Climate, Rachel Blackman’s somatic Lunar Imagining session, Louise Beer and Laura Williams presenting their wor


Irene Agriva - Artist, technologist, and educator Irene Agrivina works at the intersection between art, science, and technology. A founding members and current co-director of House of Natural Fiber (HONF) in Yogyakarta, she is engaged in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and multimedia actions responding to social, cultural, and environmental challenges. She co-founded XXLab in 2013, an all-female collective focusing on arts, science, free technology and open knowledge. Her projects have been presented internationally at IFVA New Media Art Festival, Hong Kong (2017); 5th Anyang Public Art Project, South Korea (2016); Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (2015) and Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland (2013).

from Intercreate

Nina Czegledy - Nina Czegledy, artist, independent curator, researcher, educator, works internationally on collaborative art, science and technology projects. Paradigm shifts in the arts, science, educational issues and contemporary technologies inform her projects. Involved in space art exhibitions and projects from early in her career, including working with Pasha Clothier and Trudy Lane on the many SCANZ meetings for the Intercreate network - “Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand” - from the Polar Circuit artist residency, which was held in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Recent curation work has opened up fresh emphasis on culture, embodied sensing and inner worlds, as a curator for the symposium, A Light Footprint in the Cosmos, and now working on a new poject on light and intimacy. Nina has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide.

Trudy Lane takes a relational, embedded approach to conservation and creative projects which support the healthy interrelationship of community and ecologies in her rural home area. In this way, navigating turbid waters to restore coastal wetlands, using creative works to advoc-ate for globally migratory shorebirds, and co-organising events acknowledging painful colonial histories, all form interconnected manifestations of a commitment to find ways to create healing in her ‘place to stand’ in Aotearoa New Zealand. Trudy has exhibited internationally, and is a co-founder of Intercreate.

Kate Genevieve - London-born artist and researcher Kate Genevieve, now residing in Aotearoa New Zealand, entangles embodied and virtual realities, performance art, and dreaming technologies to deepen understanding of planetary and ecological communication. Currently collaborating with Schumacher College on Ecologies, Technologies, an experimental hybrid programme on creative technologies and the new commons. Her work is rooted in a sense that embodied, relational, creative life feeds activism and transformation in real ways.

Collaboration tools

Miro  - 2033 Futures exercise board the SETI Post-Detection Hub

Voiceform  - https://app.voiceform.com


Indigenous Studies Working Group Statement Atalay, Lempert, Shorter, and TallBear (2021) American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Daniela de Paulis, A Sign in Space

Daniela de Paulis, The Metamorphosis
of a Periplaneta Americana

The Routledge Handbook of Social Studies of Outer Space ed. Juan Francisco Salazar, Alice Gorman (2023) Routledge

Salazar, Juan Francisco and Castaño, Paola (2022). Framing the Futures of Australia in Space: Insights from Key Stakeholders. Parramatta, Sydney: Institute for Culture and Society, Sestern Sydney University

Olson, Valerie A. (2023). Refielding in More-Than-Terran Spaces in The Routledge Handbook of Social Studies of Outer Space ed. Juan Francisco Salazar, Alice Gorman (2023) Routledge

Session Recordings