The Microcosmos is a series of small-scale, interdisciplinary experiments in living and nonliving during a time of profound change. This body of work attempts to both capture and generate the fleeting atmospheres that constitute the experiences of human, nonhuman, and nonliving beings in an era of climate warming.

In March 2020, as a large percentage of the global population sheltered within their homes due to a pandemic, bodily coincidence within space and time was no longer feasible. In isolation, people experienced viral infection, job loss, police brutality, mental illness, domestic violence, food insecurity and, more broadly, great uncertainty. At the same time, households also began to turn inward and tend to small worlds: erecting a balcony garden, updating a social media profile, painting a nursery. This project is thus tethered to these kinds of everyday smallness or enclosure, theoretically and methodologically

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About the creator

Natasha is an avid microcosmonaut: an explorer of small worlds. Born a second-generation American in the Pacific Northwest, she is used to straddling the line between different cultures, perspectives, and modes of being. After graduating from the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford, she settled in Vermont along the shores of Lake Champlain. You can contact her at natasha@themicrocosmos.org