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White Gold

Multispecies Design Explorations of Milk in Swiss Dairy Farming Context

«White Gold» follows the vibrant life cycles of milk creation at biological, organic, emotional and social levels. The project investigates ecological interactions involved in the complex production of milk through ethnographic and design research. The insights are gathered in an interactive multi-sensory installation and a website presenting multispecies narratives that emphasize the vital efforts around milk processes. The final aim is to (re-)create respect and value for milk by increasing awareness, transparency and empathy towards living entities interconnected in bovine milk production. This allows us to consider more-than-human life forms in a history of anthropocentric consumption.

Authors: Mona Baiutti
Mentors: Karmen Franinović & Roman Kirschner
MA Thesis: White Gold