Proyectos rumiantes. Entramados entre ciencias y artes desde la simbiosis


July 3rd, 2024

This seminar-workshop is organized from two interventions that will be intertwined through a philosophical drawing workshop and a collective thought process ( To do this, those who attend are invited to bring a notebook and pencils or whatever they like to draw.


Presentation. Imagining possible worlds in the relationships between sciences and arts. Fernando Hernández-Hernández

First part. Rumination as a symbiotic process. Gabriela Klier.

In this process, ruminants can digest their food thanks to the collaborative work with bacteria. Rumination is also embodied thought, it is the possibility of digesting or indigesting ideas, it is the figure that links mind and body. Here we go further, we think of rumination as that which connects the dissimilar: cows and bacteria, ideas and organs, arts and sciences. The concepts of symbiosis and sympoiesis guide the search for diverse frameworks that bring together the affective and the epistemic, reason and feeling, that unite bodies and concepts. Throughout the meeting we will share experiences about diverse projects and present certain guidelines to collaboratively explore the relationships between arts and sciences. Some questions that will guide the discussion include:

  • What relationships between arts and sciences unfold amidst the environmental crisis?
  • What emotions do these encounters enhance?
  • What are some of the theories that articulate certain epistemoestheses?
  • How to think with tentacles?

Second part. Thinking with tentacles: affective aesthetics in arts and sciences. Gabriel of Assisi.

The starting point of his intervention takes as inspiration the plastic works that Haraway describes in his theories. Additionally, he will share his relationship with a pictorial work in progress that takes Haraway’s tentacular thought as inspiration.


Gabriela Klier was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied Biological Sciences (UBA). She completed her PhD in Philosophy of Biology, analyzing aesthetic, ethical, ontological and epistemological issues in Conservation Biology. Since 2012 she has been a teacher in various fields. She is and was part of collective projects that involve arts and sciences: Isla Victoria Laboratory, Proyecto Rumia, La Semana del Hongo. She co-organized the first art-science festival in Bariloche, called LENTO. She published two books of poetry and several academic writings. In 2024 she was selected by the Omega Resilience Awards to carry out the project “Hatbroken Horizons: Collective speculations for kind futures”, in northern Patagonia, Argentina. She lives in Bariloche.

Gabriel Asis has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires and a visual artist. His Bachelor Thesis is on the thought of Donna Haraway and the relationship between arts and sciences, it was directed by Drs. Gabriela Klier and Noelia Billi. He has been an academic collaborator at the Sleep and Memory Laboratory (ITBA). He was part of the organization of the Workshop on Neuroscience and Philosophy of Sleep, Dream Content and Consciousness (ITBA). He has presented lectures at various events, and published in the academic journal Posthuman Studies. He also wrote for media such as The Bubble, Jennifer Magazine and El Flasherito, and participated in artistic exhibitions in Munar, Palacio México, Galería Komuna and EINA Bosc.

This seminar-workshop is part of the activities of the group ‘Imagine possible worlds’ coordinated by Laura Malinverni and Fernando Hernández, members of the Esbrina research group.

This activity is linked to the postgraduate program in Arts and Education of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.


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July 3rd, 2024

16.30h to 20.00h


Av. de les Drassanes, 10, 08001 Barcelona

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