In Conversation with Materials

Empathy with materials involves treating them as if they are human —  looking at a material with wonder, studying its behaviour, its make up, its strengths, its weaknesses and how can we shape, colour and place it in conditions in which it will flourish. This is especially true of materials that have come from the Earth, materials that have biological processes just like humans, for whether we wish to accept it or not, our interdependency on the natural world is as great as our interdependency on one another. 

Words by Natasha J. Hussein