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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in 2023.

 

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Anthropocene
by Nino Memanishvili
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Title:
Anthropocene

Author:
Nino Memanishvili

Description:
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, modern humans have been around for 200,000 years. In that time we have fundamentally altered the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet on which we and all other organisms inhabit. Homo sapiens, had a significant impact on Earth, in the past 60 years, human impacts have unfolded at an unprecedented rate and scale, potentially irreversible influence on its systems, environment, processes and biodiversity. This period is sometimes known as the Great Acceleration. The familiar contrast between people and the natural world no longer holds. There is no more nature that stands apart from human beings. There is no place or living thing that we haven't changed. The question is no longer how to preserve a wild world from human intrusion; it is what shape we will give to a world we can't help changing. Anthropocene is controversial; we are living in a new geological epoch – with Carbon dioxide emissions, global warming, ocean acidification, habitat destruction, wide scale natural resource extraction, COVID, plastic polution, not to mention all. In presented series I tried to show Anthropocene as today’s reality, which is part of everyday life - Industry, buildings, machines, nature, bio-organisms, and technological diversity, with this I wished to describe the subjects or matters on which humans had and have a substantial impact. Our awareness of both the current state of the planet and the effects of our actions is a key factor in the Anthropocene; our planet's global ecology has never been in such a critical state as it is today. But we have also never been better equipped and educated to understand what is happening and what needs to be done.
Description:
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, modern humans have been around for 200,000 years. In that time we have fundamentally altered the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet on which we and all other organisms inhabit. Homo sapiens, had a significant impact on Earth, in the past 60 years, human impacts have unfolded at an unprecedented rate and scale, potentially irreversible influence on its systems, environment, processes and biodiversity. This period is sometimes known as the Great Acceleration. The familiar contrast between people and the natural world no longer holds. There is no more nature that stands apart from human beings. There is no place or living thing that we haven't changed. The question is no longer how to preserve a wild world from human intrusion; it is what shape we will give to a world we can't help changing. Anthropocene is controversial; we are living in a new geological epoch – with Carbon dioxide emissions, global warming, ocean acidification, habitat destruction, wide scale natural resource extraction, COVID, plastic polution, not to mention all. In presented series I tried to show Anthropocene as today’s reality, which is part of everyday life - Industry, buildings, machines, nature, bio-organisms, and technological diversity, with this I wished to describe the subjects or matters on which humans had and have a substantial impact. Our awareness of both the current state of the planet and the effects of our actions is a key factor in the Anthropocene; our planet's global ecology has never been in such a critical state as it is today. But we have also never been better equipped and educated to understand what is happening and what needs to be done.