AIMS The project rehearses the potential of situational knowledge based on a hypothesis that digital diversification conditions the resilience of human societies and holds the key for redesigning the self-destructive model of economic development. Digital diversification – understood as noodiversity (the diversity of the forms of knowledge) and technodiversity (the diversity of technologies as the supports of knowledge) – is believed to support new forms of knowledge and to offer a desirable alternative to the knowledge-unfriendly model of computing platforms.

The principle motive behind NEST project is to respond to the generalized proletarianization (the loss of knowledge: the knowledge of how to live, how to do and how to conceptualize) as a consequence of the predatory cult of technological innovation, which drives short-sighted markets. The project seeks to articulate local situations with international concerns in the context of the Anthopocene: climate change, biodiversity loss, virological crisis, growing distrust of science, the excess of information, disinformation and the regime of post-truth, that is the consequences of the misuses of technics and technologies.