Our climate is changing and the repercussions are coming more into focus every day. To fully understand the impact of the exploitation of Earth and to reshape our relationship with nature we need a decolonial gaze.
The consequences of climate change are far from equally distributed and the roots of this inequity have their origins in colonialism. The thinking regarding the relationship between humans and nature has an old Eurocentric heritage. The Global North has a history of exploiting the Global South’s resources to further its own progress. Even today not all people and countries contribute equally to climate change or consequently face the same damages.
How do we tell the stories that give this account? What do we need for a different future? And how can we redefine our relationship with the planet?
Artist Teresa Borasino is inspired by Andean philosophy to look beyond the disconnection between humans and nature. Babeth Fonchie Fotchind recites poetry about the present and future on a dying planet. Miguel Peres dos Santos talks about his film Geographies of Freedom, in which he portrays how much the current presence and impact of Shell on Curaçao is entwined with colonialism.
With moderator Ama van Dantzig