A workshop from the series Biodiversity in a liveable city – Newcomers.
The Asian ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis) is a beetle species which has recently made its home in Poland. This insect was first spotted in 2006 precisely in Poznań, although it had been brought to Europe by gardeners in the 1960s. Within a short time its status changed from useful to invasive due to the rapid growth of its population in relation to native ladybirds. The workshop is to facilitate joint reflection on relations with the newly arrived species, and in particular on our concerns about its presence in the urban ecosystem. To this end, we will undertake creative bodily practices in the gallery space, dedicated to mindful and attentive movement in order to embody in ourselves certain characteristics of the Asian ladybeetle.
moderators: Bartosz Mroczkowski, Gaja Karolczak
 Part-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the programme JPICH Heritage in Changing Environments – support for research on cultural heritage within the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH).