Tessa Zettel

Tessa Zettel is an artist, writer and design educator working to imagine and enact other ways of living. Her projects use collaborative and participatory processes to make visible contested histories and possible futures. They often involve new forms of exchange, various kinds of mapping, and revaluing forgotten cultural practices and knowledge. Ongoing projects include Plan Bienen (a speculative investigation of beekeeping and post-monetary economies in Berlin) and Making Time (a travelling food preserving kitchen). She has lately been based in Paris to research a new work about creole gardens and the more-than-human city. She has been part of collective ventures Yurt EmpireThe LibrariumSummer School for Applied Autonomy and Weathering, and was a co-founder of Makeshift, whose site-based works were exhibited in such places as If you were to live here… 5th Auckland Triennial (Fresh Gallery, Auckland),  and In the Balance: Art for a Changing World (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney). When at home she teaches at the University of Technology Sydney.



Tessa Zettel has worked on following Collective Disaster projects