Napkin sketch – Nature changes along with us

Van Mensvoort
September 22nd 2008

Napkin Sketch

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Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 23/09/2008 – 22:35

Indeed. Think for instance of organic food production, which is currently perceived as ‘natural’, while 10.000 years ago – when human beings began to domesticate plants and animals, rather than relying on hunting and gathering to obtain food – farming was a phenomenon of ‘next nature’.

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 23/09/2008 – 20:06

This transition is all about acceptance and time. What we like to indicate with next nature today, will be the habitual nature of tomorrow.

Posted 23/09/2008 – 18:28

So how do we go from next nature to old nature? Nuclear winter?

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