© 2019 by Kaylene Kau.

animal diplomacy bureau

The Mission

Animal Diplomacy Bureau (ADB) seeks to cultivate better Human—Animal Relations.

 

ADB believes that is time that we begin to repair and foster relationships on a species to species level.  As Vinciane Despret has written, we need to "create a relationship that will make beings of different species become corresponding, not to, but with each other." We need to leave behind the Human-Centered narratives of the Anthropocene and enter what Donna Haraway calls the "Chthulucene". The Chthulucene is characterized by its focus on multi-species stories and practices of becoming-with.

ADB also seeks to ask the question: How do we begin to design for beyond humanity? What does this mean, and what implications does it have?