Exploring Vibration as a Sensory Multispecies perspective by Camping in the Treetops

The I.N.S.E.C.T. Summercamp, now in its third year, brings together people from diverse backgrounds, e.g. design researchers, artists, architects, ecologists, biologists, biotremologists and more. We call ourselves the I.N.S.E.C.T. Collective and we hope to make this annual event a critical locus for building and sharing new methodologies for a changing scholarly practice and world. We are particularly interested in engaging with the local ecosystem of the Bidstrup forest.


This years focus will evolve around the Research Network VIBRA and its attempts to bridge Multispecies Design, Inclusive Studies, Insect Vibration Communication and Vibroacoustics.


The event will take place at a scoutcamp and farm in Hvalsø, Denmark where we explore deeper relationships with the local species of the Bidstrup forest and set up an aerial camp in the tree tops.


The framework for the 2023 summercamp consisted of Co-creation and Embodiment as guiding principles, Companion Species and The Ecosystem of the Elder as foundational methods guiding our engagements with the more-than-human, and three themes that we processed through the focus groups Mapping Ecologies, Critical Making, and Earth Wisdom Practices. In the 2024 summercamp we are refining this approach together with you. The camp is based on methods of co-creation, which means that this event is open for you to explore your interests, ideas, and questions, so we can investigate and manifest them together. Our co-creation ranges from setting the food menu, designing activities and focus groups on particular topics, to arranging the schedule for the day. To create a successful co-created experience, we are looking for participants who can enthusiastically contribute to planning before the event (from June onwards, online), contributing during the camp (August 12 – 18 in person), and reflecting upon the experience (from September, online). Our goal is to create a community where we support one another, create continuing discussions and creative work by co-creating projects, events, research publications, artworks, etcetera. 


To register/apply please fill out this form. I.N.S.E.C.T. Community members are favoured if they register before April 30th. Please indicate in the form if you are an alumni or newcomer. We will be accepting applications until May 15 and will contact you by the end of May with next steps.

Accommodation and Fees

We have bunk beds for 35 people in the scoutcamp. Mattresses are provided, pillows and sleeping bags/ duvets, blankets and towels need to be brought by attendees. You are also welcome to bring your tent or van. The fee for the duration of the camp is on a sliding scale between 300 and 600€, based on income, and includes 3 vegetarian meals/day plus snacks. Fees must be paid in full by July 10th. Travel to and from the venue and insurance is the responsibility of the attendees. 

The registration/application is now open!

SUMMERCAMP 2024 August 12-18
If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to insect.worldings@gmail.com.

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