Next Nature

Next Nature

One Thing is certain: Our Future will be shaped by how we negotiate with the biosphere.

If nature is finished, our economy becomes useless.​

​Did you know that a single spoonful of forest soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth? Nature is not solely defined by animals and trees. Life consists of multiple kingdoms, including bacteria, fungi and other life forms, some of which have been around for billions of years. However, we are only now beginning to explore them.​

​One thing is certain: our future will be shaped by how we negotiate with the biosphere. It’s not just about preserving nature, but also about restoring, exploring, and even creating it. A variety of landscapes and human-nature connections are beginning to emerge.​

What will your relation to the ecosystem be?​

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