Published 2020, 416 pages
Strandberg Publishing, Mille Bjørnstrup,
The Earth has entered a new geological age: the Anthropocene, where humans have become a dominant life form and the climate crisis is something we cannot deny; this reality is so extensive and complex that our existing knowledge falls short.
In light of the current challenges to humanity it is essential that we examine what binds us together and search for ways to strengthen the threads that run through all living things – the intimate, fundamental connection between human beings and nature – something we have lost sight of in recent history. Connectedness functions as both a frame of reference and an incomplete encyclopedia: its incompletion reflects the diffuse, variegated state of the world.
It is counter intuitive to write a precise, perfect picture of a planet in flux, and this anthology endeavours to sketch the most important viewpoints in a dynamic debate on the state of the planet, focusing on a central question: How can we live together? And what is the substance of our being, if we are not merely human, but the stuff of nature as well?
About the authors
Editor Marianne Krogh holds an MA in Art History from Aarhus University and a PhD from Aarhus School of Architecture. The anthology contains contributions from nearly 100 Danish and international authors, researchers, philosophers, artists and architects, including Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Greta Thunberg, Björk, Bill McKibben, Connie Hedegaard, Minik Rosing, Carsten Jensen, Josefine Klougart and Tomás Saraceno.
Text translated by Denise Rose Hansen