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.