living laboratory for creative production (under construction)
Krater is an emerging production space for transdisciplinary practices, which sprouted from the neglected, crater-resembling construction site near the city center of Ljubljana. By exploring the potential for world-making projects on the lands of anthropogenic ruins, Krater acts as the situated prototype of a terraforming agency. Site-specific production stations – papermaking workshop, wood workshop & myco-design lab – which consist of open access, ever-evolving workshop spaces, are set to create a dialogue with the impoverished crust of earth colonised with invasive and other feral plants. Taking the regenerative capacities of these pioneering species as its inspiration, three organisations – Trajna, Slovenian Association for Permaculture and prostoRož – are set to produce environmentally conscious materials, practices and alliances which invite urban communities to open their eyes to the land and each other anew. Doing so, Krater invites us to reimagine wastelands as spontaneous gardens of human-plant companionships, working together towards building more interconnected futures.
Krater is part of the project RUK (2019—2022). RUK is a network of art and culture research centers on the crossroads of art, science, and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for a humane technology of the future. The project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.