The Institute for Boundary Interactions [IBI] is an interdisciplinary research collective that uses science, technology, art and design to explore the complex connections between people, places and things.
Material Culture Research: Nano-Cellulose
31 Aug 2013

Commission by Ordinary Culture as part of a curatorial project responding to Dukes Wood, a wildlife conservation area and site of special scientific interest, IBI have begun to research material culture - the influence of developments in advanced materials on social, cultural, and economic development. Dukes Wood was the site of the first on shore oil field in the UK, established in the 40's, playing a significant...

Upcoming Commission - Dukes Wood
09 Dec 2012
We're pleased to announce our participation in the Dukes Wood project curated by Ordinary Culture (Aaron Juneau and Sam West). More details to follow. Dukes Wood, located 2 miles south of the idyllic Nottinghamshire village of Eakring, is a site of distinct historical and environmental significance. This rural woodland is located on the site of the United Kingdom’s first onshore oil-field. It is now a picturesque nature reserve, supporting and protecting an eco-system that includes native wildlife such as birds, trees, wild flowers and the very rare Vetch Nissola wild grass. Dukes Wood, once a ‘top secret’ military operation, is now a site of reconciliation; the wood expresses cooperation between two practices that might be considered ideological opposites - oil production and conservation. Now lying dormant, Dukes Wood is largely undisturbed by man. Once an active oilfield during the years of World War Two, this tranquil area of English countryside was a melee of frantic and...