Columbia Circle, 1262 West Yan’an road, Changning District, Shangai-China
By Néle Azevedo for the exhibition:
We and the Earth are one!
The ecological issue is an ethical one - we are together: earth, water, fire, air, animals, plants and humans. We should learn from each other, and live without hierarchizing what is alive.
The idea that we are somehow superior to our surroundings is rooted in our civilization. The threat generated by climate change finally puts human beings in the place where we belong. Our destiny is entangled with the planet's fate. We’re not the kings of nature, but a constituent element of it. We are nature!
For example, indigenous peoples living in Brazil do not have in their languages a word to designate Nature, because there is no such separation between man and nature.