terra-collar work is a body of research initiated in the summer of 2021 that reframes the “future of work” to address climate urgency and explores ways in which current forms of work can be redesigned to keep the Earth a habitable space for people. 

terra-collar work operates at the intersection of economics, design, environmentalism, and infrastructure studies. it departs from the future of work discussions that argue for global workload reductions and draws from the IPCC estimations and Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, with awareness of their limitations arising from the pressures to be policy-relevant whilst remaining policy-neutral.

terra-collar work offers a divergent insight on the tools, strategies and scenarios that can instigate urgent actions with technologies available to different social groups and at different scales. It aims to repair global, alienated, and trustless work systems and engineer new ones that produce rescaled, situated, and authenticated networks.

Research team:

Gregg Tendai Mudhuwiwa
Technology entrepreneur based in Asia. Gregg is a control engineer with a particular focus on educational robotics who primarily oversees the engineering teams on th Orion Labs education platform. He has previously worked in engineering outreach and also hosts creative coding workshops. Originally from Zimbabwe, he studied Engineering at Manchester Met University and holds a postgraduate engineering diploma from Edith Cowan University in Australia. He was a fellow researcher at the Strelka Institute for Media and Design in 2021.

Juaniko Moreno
Curator, researcher and artist based in Bogotá (CO) and Hangzhou (CN). Interested i cosmotechnics, nature/culture divide, planetarity, digital art, and flowery shirts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Colombia, and a Masters in Contemporary Art an Curatorial Studies from the China Academy of Art. He was a fellow researcher at Terraforming 2021 a planetary design and thought program conducted by the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Recent projects include tecnodiversidad.net, a curatorial and artistic dialogue between
Colombian and Chinese artists through technology and cosmology; as well as Expanded Archive, a exploration of algorithmic curating using machine learning.

Nastia Volynova
Interdisciplinary researcher and artist whose practice revolves around writing, video, collective reading practices, and walking tours. Nastia explores bodies of water, archives, politics of violence, and narrative production. She is part of residues of wetness collective, which operates as a digital archive of thinking with and about water – its entanglements, fluidities and discontinuities. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Curating and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London.  Her works have been presented in Amsterdam, Cambridge, Glasgow, London, Moscow, Venice, and other places.

contact at terracollar.work@gmail.com