Culture: the New Deal for Society?!

Our society, our Culture Arts institutions in Dresden, Germany have implemented an ecological strategy that includes the sustainability of their social and economic structures and processes. During the last week of May 2020, the department of culture and preservation order of Dresden ran a digital symposium as a kick-off event for the development of a joint strategy for the...

Icebergs in Greenland are melting

On the Rise of Environmental Art

Art triggers emotions Art gives a human voice to societal or environmental ‘complications’ (yes, avoiding the ‘p’ word here on purpose). Art can bring attention to certain aspects of specific magnitude like injustice, exploitation… or wonder. Art triggers an emotional response. We all know that the response differs significantly and is unpredictable. Art can bring forth cognitive activation, too. You linger on the...

nurture the seed and it will blossom’ - Maori proverb

Legal Personhood for Nature?! From New Zealand to the Rest of the World

From New Zealand New Zealand is the first country that has granted personhood rights to natural entities and landmarks; landmarks that are of divine and spiritual importance to the Māori, the native population of Aotearoa – New Zealand. In the worldview of the Māori, these landmarks are perceived as ancestors as we humans together with all animals and plants...

The Efficiency of Values-led & Place-based Environmental Management of Indigenous Communities

Have you ever wondered why landmarks under Indigenous stewardship are so much more efficient with rich flora and fauna? Here’s an idea. Indigenous, place-based communities have developed an environmental learning that was passed onto them by their ancestors. These ancestors had developed a sustainable way of tilling their fields, harvesting and settling in sustainable relationships with the new environment....

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