The Body Garden

- Pleun van Dijk & Fred Erik

How can the human body become a source to fuel a self-sustaining system and how will this newfound perspective reposition humankind within the existing ecosystem on earth?”. The Body Garden starts from the idea that, for lack of better alternatives, organic waste created by the human body becomes increasingly valuable on Mars. Three volumes highlight both the necessary tools to harvest a specific material: the bodily material itself and its potential use within a self-sufficient eco-system, such as agricultural purposes, the creation of clean breathable air, and the production of drinking water. The Body Garden started as a human-centred project, but could eventually turn into an engine which fuels a bigger independent eco-system in which both humans and other species co-exist.