What is Next Nature?
Next Nature is the nature caused by human culture. That may sound like a contradiction, but really, it isn’t. Our technological world has become so intricate and uncontrollable that it has become a nature of its own. This means we have to re-investigate our notion of nature. Put differently, next nature is culturally emerged nature.
Why Next Nature?
In a landscape of traditional nature organizations, we are the only group that approaches the concept of nature in a new progressive manner. Today, the human impact on our planet cannot be underestimated. Climate change, synthetic biology, mass urbanization – ‘We were here’ echoes all over. Although many people have tried to improve our relationship with nature, only few have asked the elementary question ‘what is nature?’
Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is up for reconsideration. Where others cling on to a rearview mirror view on the world, we aim to go forward to nature. Humanity transforms nature into a next nature that may be wild and unpredictable as ever. Rather than longing back to an idealised image of old nature that never really existed, we better explore how we can dream, build and live in the next nature.
What are Next Nature's goals?
- Share a richer understanding of nature spread awareness and knowledge about the changing relationship between people, nature and technology.
- Balance biology and technology explore how technology is taking on its own natural momentum. Expose and strengthen the connections between the biosphere and the technosphere.
- Save the humans ensure a liveable existence for the people who come after us by charting a path for the future that’s desirable for humanity and for the planet as a whole.
Who is behind Next Nature?
We are a network of makers, thinkers, educators and supporters. Our team consists of open, curious, optimistic people from various disciplines that collaboratively explore how to dream, build and live in the next nature. Among our ambassadors are astronaut André Kuipers, professor of experimental architecture Rachel Armstrong and TV host Jason Silva. Do you want to know who (really) is behind Next Nature? Then view the colophon.
Where is Next Nature based?
We are a global network with members in over 44 countries. We are the international network for anyone interested in the debate on our future – in which biology and technology are fusing. Our headquarters is based in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, planet Earth, the Universe.
How is Next Nature funded?
As a non profit organization we are facing the challenge to create a sustainable financial base. We are funded by Dutch public and private funds and revenues from our Next Nature Academy. We publish books, develop traveling expo’s, give lectures and workshops for people, companies, governmental and educational organisations. Furthermore we have paying members in over 44 countries. Thanks to their support we are able to do more research, publish more and create projects that stirs the debate on a future in which biology and technology are fusing. If you share our vision, why not join us?
How can I support Next Nature?
- Become a member
You’ll join the international network for anyone interested in the debate on our future – in which biology and technology are fusing. We have members in over 44 countries. Join us today!
- Buy a product from our webshop
New discoveries are waiting for you in our webshop!
- Book a talk, workshop or expo
Thought-provoking talks, inspiring exhibitions and creative workshops; we offer the philosophy, tools and methods that will realize a paradigm shift with your audience. We help you and your team dream, build and live in a future in which biology and technology are merging. Are you in?
- Support a project
Next Nature expos make future scenarios tangible by presenting debate–provoking scenarios to her audience. Want in? Get in touch via email@example.com.
Your donations help realize research and projects; from producing interdisciplinary programs to publishing exciting stories by new writers. For more information about how to donate, call +31(0)202613853 to get started.
- Become a member
How do you ensure Diversity and Inclusion within Next Nature?
Next Nature has the ambition to facilitate an inclusive discussion about our technological future. Diversity enriches this conversation.
We are committed to taking action and making changes that will ensure Diversity and Inclusion to our workplace, our message, and our programs. This means continuing to confront many hard truths and acknowledging that this work will be ongoing. Read an outline of our plan here.
About Next Nature Network
About the membership
What do I get as a member?
Join us today and receive exclusive content, member discounts, and intimate access to Next Nature. Here’s a breakdown of what your membership entails:
🚀 Yearly inspirational gift on your doormat!
🚀 Full access to all content and themes
🚀 Help realize research and projects
🚀 Discount on all shop items
🚀 Pick your welcome gift
🚀 Unlimited karma points
What can I do as a member?
Get full access to Nextnature.net. You can log in to your account and add your voice to the conversation. See you in the comment section!
Do you have a story to share? Have a project you want to showcase? Looking join our mobile expo team and share your wisdom with others? Or did you spot something fascinating around the web? You can easily get in touch with us in our member area.
Actively explore the next nature with us and be in the know. Become involved in everything next nature, all around the globe.
What are the payment options?
We accept both credit card and PayPal fund (and iDeal for people living in the Netherlands).
Does my membership automatically renew?
Yes, but you can cancel at any time. Keep in mind to give us 30 days’ notice to cancel.
How do I cancel my membership?
Login to your personal account page or send an e-mail to membership[at]nextnature.net.
How do I change my account details?
You can simply log in to your Next Nature account. Here, you can update, add, and remove some basic information on your account.
I forgot my password — now what?
If you need help resetting your password, we can help by sending you a link to reset it.
- Visit Lost Your Password.
- Enter either your email address or username.
- Select Reset Password.
- Check your inbox for a password reset email.
- Click on the URL provided in the email and enter a new password.
- You’re good to go!
Get in touch
Can I use your material in my classes?
Yes, you can. Write us at office[at]nextnature.net and make sure to include which content you would like to use and for which class.
PS: Have a look at the Next Nature Academy. Our Academy includes thought-provoking talks, inspiring exhibitions and creative workshops. We help you and your students dream, build and live in a future in which biology and technology are merging. Get in touch via academy[at]nextnature.net.
How can I join a workshop?
At current, we don’t have the right infrastructure in place (yet). But, if you and your team are looking to organize a workshop, or perhaps you are organizing an event and you want to offer your audience something out of the ordinary, then our workshops are definitely for you! Have a look at this page for more information.
Can I book one of your traveling expo’s?
Most certainly! Have a look at this page for an overview of our traveling expo’s. We are happy to think along with you for tailor-made solutions. Get in touch via academy[at]nextnature.net.
Can I book you for a lecture at my event?
Yes, you can! Have a look at this page to get an overview of our speakers and topics. We are happy to think along with you for tailor-made solutions. Get in touch via academy[at]nextnature.net.
Can I book you for a workshop?
Definitely! Have a look at this page for more information on our workshops. We are happy to think along with you for tailor-made solutions. Get in touch via academy[at]nextnature.net.
Can I organize my own next nature event?
We are happy to explore this with you. Get in touch via magazine[at]nextnature.net.
I want my project to get published on the Next Nature website.
Our editors are constantly roaming the planet and its mediasphere in search for stories, projects and observations that help us understand the implications of the up-and-coming next nature on our everyday lives. We welcome your Next Nature observations, links and stories for editorial consideration. Reach out to us via magazine[at]nextnature.net