How do we relate to our environment and its people? This event focuses on contemporary scientific theories on queer ecology, on the blurred boundaries between humans and the environment in a post-humanist setting. The separation of culture and nature as a distinguishing feature of human existence necessitates views that prioritize people over their environment and non-human actors. Thus protecting the environment looks like an act of courtesy. Focusing on our interdependence paves the way for a new definition of the subject that opens up unexpected scopes for action. When populist forces question the fundamental human right to live in an intact nature, the question arises as to what constitutes us as human beings.
This event is being held in cooperation with Stiftung Leben & Umwelt / Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nds.