“Every language has its own grammar, its own specific nature, but it also has a structure disposed towards communication and relation” 

Vecchi, 2010

Inspired by Pinar Yoldas’ art exhibition, Ecosystems of Excess, educators and children at Santana’s children’s atelier are asking the question: If life evolved from a plastic debris-filled forest, what might emerge? Thinking with material and conceptual tensions, metaphors and hesitations in our encounters with/in plastic-dependent ecologies, this project aims to create pedagogical spaces that intensify disconcerting correspondences between plastics, children and the inventive creatures that are grown in the atelier’s ‘plastic vivarium.’