Dialectics of Nature – Leonardo MIT press, 2020

title: Dialectics of Nature: Metabolic Architectures meet Intelligent Guerrilla Beehives; editor: Leonardo ; authors: Dennis Dollens, AnneMarie Maes; distribution: MIT press, Leonardo Magazine Vol.53 No.5; DOI 10.1162/leon_a_01770

Leonardo: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/leon_a_01770

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. The article discusses sculptural, architectural and theoretical logic/design as it draws from nature to hybridize types of intelligences spanning matter, phenomena and life.