Kristiāna Marija Sproģe
Tony Fry. Design As Politics. 2010. Berg Publishers.
"The concept of Nature is exactly what is responsible for Global Warming. [...] We need to find other ways how to talk about entities. Perhaps, more unusual ways that capture their animacy. Ways that don’t reduce things to dull substances for human subject."
Timothy Morton. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World. 2013. University of Minnesota Press.
T.J.Demos. Against The Anthropocene. 2017. Stenberg Press.
Charles O'Rear. Bliss. 1996.
Harun Farocki. Paralell I-IV. 2014.
Jean Baudrillard. Simulacra and Simulation. 1981. Semiotext(e).
Polycultures is a designer’s decomposition of a stereotypical visual representation of nature in global capitalist culture that often takes the form of a fragile, sunny, blue-skied, green grass meadow landscape. Kristiāna Marija Sproģe traces these images to the practice of monoculture farming in industrialized agriculture. By appropriating default design tools as planting machinery and common visual elements used for efficient production of ‘design monocultures’, Kristiāna's work manifests and stimulates the growth of new visual landscapes, accenting the designer's role and accountability in shaping the collective understanding of the environment.