Carolina Valente Pinto
the future is tentacular: making kin and other gestures
This project begins with introducing tentacular thinking and making kin as feminist alternative practices to individualist, corporate feminism. These terms offer possibilities to think institutions and relations outside of their normative and patriarchal formations. But what exactly is tentacular thinking? The journey to uncover this term is what this project is about. By setting up experiments, actions, and gestures, Carolina Valente Pinto is growing tentacles in a project space made of a web of collective knowledges–and making kin in between everyone in the process. Tentacular thinking shows how decentralising, expanding, unmaking and tying knots builds generative and generous worlds towards the future.