LEON 53.5 - Dialectics of Nature: Metabolic Architectures Meet Intelligent Guerrilla Beehives

Between realms of cellular life, city occupation and technology, AnneMarie Maes’s Intelligent Guerrilla Beehive project and Dennis Dollens’s metabolic architectures share a theoretical lineage and form-finding curiosity, subscribing to the view that species’ intelligence and their built environments can contribute to experimental art and architecture. Microbe, plant, animal and machine intelligences then root our research considering bees, microbes and computational simulation as participants in generative design and technological communication, AI and community.