WHAT WE DO

The research process
of MEMU EARTH LAB

invites a rereading of the characteristics of place. This is channeled through the broad-ranging specialisms and practices of multidisciplinary participants. The repository of these deep perspectives is the grounding information resource of Memu Earth Lab.

HOW WE DO IT

The Lab takes 2 primary approaches to saidoku,
the rereading process:

The Grounding approach draws in multidisciplinary researchers, gathering different perspectives on the Memu site and surrounding area.

With researchers’ senses open to that which is in front of them, multimedia descriptions of the place and its life processes are cultivated.

The other approach is navigational, questioning “what should we be researching in the first place?” This research captures insights rooted in the various activities of Memu Earth Hotel, or through interaction with the daily and seasonal behaviors of the natural world and its inhabitants.

Rooting Research thus combines the findings of Grounding Research with real-world activities, and in doing so aims to draw a wider perspective, orientation, gravity, and relevance to emerging topics.

Following on from these, a third form of research can be undertaken:

Emerging ideas from the rereading process are prototyped and tested in the fields of Memu and surrounds, resulting in real-time, live environmental feedback. This prototyping process works within an annually-determined area of focus, with the production of agile prototypes constructed in collaboration with a global technology network.

Through such annual activities,

based on responding to and rereading the [natural; built; social] environment we envision the establishment of an ongoing and sustainable, global conversation.

PROJECTIZATION

The annual activities of MEMU EARTH LAB aim at projectization in the following step, opening up to external collaborators who engage in bringing the fruits of the Lab’s research into practice.

WHAT WE DO

The research process
of MEMU EARTH LAB

invites a rereading of the characteristics of place. This is channeled through the broad-ranging specialisms and practices of multidisciplinary participants. The repository of these deep perspectives is the grounding information resource of Memu Earth Lab.

HOW WE DO IT

The Lab takes 2 primary approaches to “shigen saidoku”, the rereading resource process:

GROUNDING RESEARCH

The Grounding approach draws in multidisciplinary researchers, gathering different perspectives on the Memu site and surrounding area.

With researchers’ senses open to that which is in front of them, multimedia descriptions of the place and its life processes are cultivated.

ROOTING RESEARCH

The other approach is navigational, questioning “what should we be researching in the first place?” This research captures insights rooted in the various activities of Memu Earth Hotel, or through interaction with the daily and seasonal behaviors of the natural world and its inhabitants.

Rooting Research thus combines the findings of Grounding Research with real-world activities, and in doing so aims to draw a wider perspective, orientation, gravity, and relevance to emerging topics.

Following on from these, a third form of research can be undertaken:

SPROUTING RESEARCH

Emerging ideas from the rereading process are prototyped and tested in the fields of Memu and surrounds, resulting in real-time, live environmental feedback.

This prototyping process works within an annually-determined area of focus, with the production of agile prototypes constructed in collaboration with a global technology network.

Through such annual activities,

based on responding to and rereading the [natural; built; social] environment we envision the establishment of an ongoing and sustainable, global conversation.

PROJECTIZATION

The annual activities of MEMU EARTH LAB aim at projectization in the following step, opening up to external collaborators who engage in bringing the fruits of the Lab’s research into practice.