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Universal socio-political tensions and the rapid intensification of environmental crises, have been defining living in today’s world. Pressing matters seem to stem from the inaccurate perception of our human selves as well as the way we relate to our surroundings, founded on constructed binary oppositions, such as self/other or human/non-human as well as increasing prioritisation of human agency. Perhaps getting to know our tactile selves in an uncompromising, earthly and fleshly way, could completely transform the manner in which we see ourselves in the total workings of our political, social and environmental reality. In fact, due to rapid scientific and technological developments, be it DNA manipulation, genomics or cloning, body in its entirety is slowly losing the understanding towards its materiality as fixed and, instead, acquiring fluid properties. What happens if we start treating human bodies in a way we treat bodies of other living beings? What happens if we approach human biological matter as a resource that can be repurposed and given a new meaning as well as function?