Alex S. Taylor (2017). What lines, rats and sheep can tell us. Design Issues, 33(3): 25 – 36.
In his Research Through Design provocation, Tim Ingold invites his audience to think with string, lines, and meshworks. In this article, I use Ingold’s concepts to explore an orientation to design, one that threads through both Ingold’s work and Vinciane Despret’s vivid and moving accounts of human-animal relations. This is a thinking and doing through design that seeks to be expansive, that looks to expand the capacities of humans and non-humans in relation to one another.