Slavko & Sabine Kacunko

Big Bacteria for Micro Humans: Bacteria as Archeological-Ecological Nexus for an Integrative Health & Heritage Research
Our contribution discusses potential material and conceptual bridges for the development of integrated health and heritage research by focusing on convergences between environmental and medical microbiology, on the one hand, and methodological ‘impasses’ between a ‘hypothetical’ (science) and ‘heuristic’ (art) approach, on the other, as ‘micro-humanistic’ approaches related to non-human agencies, aggregates, colonies and ecologies. On the basis of a ‘model case study in progress,’ we will also discuss the potential of emerging research networks to integrate interdisciplinary perspectives between art-based research and research-based art.