By Helena Held: Master in Visual Anthropology and Environmental Studies
It seems like pure nature
But where is pure nature?
The humans appropriate the world for themselves
There aren’t so many places „untouched“
There aren’t so many places where humans haven’t shaped nature
And nature has always shaped humans
But what is nature?
Is it the outside? Is it them?
Is it something separate from us?
Aren’t we nature as well?
Yes, we are nature
We are them, we are the outside
We are entities in a multispecies world
There is no dualistic distinction between us and them
We are not loose entities in the universe
We always exist in relation with others
Even our own body consists of so many species
Without them we would fall apart
We are never only one
We are never alone
Would we all take care of ourselves?
To take care of ourselves, we must take care of us and them
of the whole entanglement, the environment
Its not me, its not you,
its neither I, nor them,
We are one!