This research investigates how attending to the basic needs of human bodily existence, is mobilising transpersonal abilities toward integrative flourishing. Rearranging humanenvironment relations through the self-contracted crafting of daily life, requires courage, bodily engagement, and failure tolerance. Such adventurousness is the crux for inhabiting the world in ways that nurture the biophysical foundation of human existence. Through contemporising the coregulating exchanges of fermentation, this study engages peoples’ bodyminds as biophysical agent in socionatural ecologies which starts with their digestive byproducts—human ‘waste’. Advancement in wicked problems depends on confronting challenges deliberately for suspending the operational logic behind them. In response, this study evaluates self-mobilisation strategies and social buffering dynamics that assist people in committing to and prospering vis-à-vis adverse situations.
18 May 2019
2019 PhD Forum on Design Research: Fundamental Hypothesis in Design Research