All forms of life are interdependent, all ecology is relational. Ecological thought is defined though environmental sensibility, where the question around sustainability also encompasses the links between society and nature, questioning the relationships between people, community imaginaries and collective institutions. Thus, a cultural ecology necessitates a relational sense of life as a whole.
The steadily growing awareness of the biophysical limits of the planet entails highly complex understandings of ecosystems as interconnections of living and non-living, human and non-human, past and future elements. From notions of nodes, networks, fabrics and environments, today investigations are carried out around concepts of community understood not as an aggregation of unique elements but as constellations of links, as circulations of ties which self-regulate the production and reproduction of forms of life. Relational ecologies question narratives of human exceptionalism and reveal its colonial and gender-based imaginary: its energy-based sub-conscious, for the separation between ecology and society is established in the dependency on fossil fuels and the techno-military frameworks that administer them.
This TIZ addresses the problem areas that approach ecology from relationality. Interactions, relations of intimacy and mutual support, forms of collective intelligence, shared knowledge, involvement in protesting against climate change and community learning are some of the concepts that define the activities, activations, investigations and accompaniments from April through to July in the Museo.