An Open Global Community Art Project on Instagram
This period of confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic is a unique opportunity to pause, think, and change the narrative about our relationship with the living world. One way is to shift from an anthropocentric view to one where humans don’t treat the natural world as an infinite amount of resources (which it is not).
COVID-19 should be a wakeup call for all. In a matter of a few weeks, the coronavirus has disrupted the whole world: an extremely complex system. Behind its extreme complexity, our system has become more and more fragile. humans use more resources than the planet can provide or replenish.
Deforestation, soil degradation, pollution, climate change, Biodiversity, and wild habitat loss are the consequences of a globalized world based on exponential economic growth.
Overconsumption, depletion of resources, growing energy demand, and population growth simply cannot go on forever. Infinite growth does not exist on a finite planet.
What happens if we begin to think that humans are not at the center of everything? What if the majority of people could accept the reality of the situation we are in and change before it is too late?
Interconnectedness, resilience, detoxification, balance, equality: to express these through visual art clarifies our vision for the future and opens a pathway to restore our relationship with the natural world.