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Starter Pack “The Symbiocene”

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December 11, 2023

Discover the Symbiocene! This stunning era offers endless opportunities to explore, read, and explore. To kick-start your research on this topic, we've selected the most important sources for you. Step into the fascinating world of the Symbiocene with our Starter Pack.

Documentaries and TEDxTalks:

Tedx Matthijs Schouten - Natural philosopher Matthijs talks about our attitudes towards nature and our future. “Who do we think we are?”

Tedx Suzanne Simard - “A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. She talks about the complex, symbiotic networks in our forests, and about how trees communicate with each other.

Tedx Paul Hessburg - Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts us with the hard truth about forest fires and explains how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

Backlight”Welcome to the symbiocene” - VPRO Tegenlicht is looking for a new biological balance with Glenn Albrecht, Jalila Essaïdi and Lucas De Man (EN & DU).

TEDmed - In”Nature, folklore and serendipitous photo collaborations”, artist Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen work with local elders - farmers, fishermen, cosmologists, and more - to create richly illustrated portraits that explore humanity's connection to nature.

TEDSummit - In “Nature is everywhere, we just need to learn to see it,” Emma Marris discusses the definition of nature.


Nature rights - Jessica den Outer

Braiding sweet grass - Robin Wall Kimmeler

The well gardened mind - Sue Stewart Smith

Paradise in the polder - Arita Baaijens

Search for paradise - Arita Baaijens

The Wild North - Urban Nature Guide for Amsterdam North

Tips from Julia Rijssenbeek

The Wizard and the Prophet - Charles C. Mann

Ways of Being - James Bridle

An immense world - Ed Yong

Vibrant Matter - Jane Bennett

Parallel Minds - Laura Tripaldi

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FABER FUTURES x web forum - Rethinking our relationships with nature.

Landscape Architecture - Read how Madrid is building a gigantic wind garden to hopefully lower the urban temperature by 4 degrees.

4tify - From fruit to dust: can we carry our fruit?

Next Nature - A beautiful and informative essay by Glenn Albrecht.

Wur - A fun article about biomimicry and bio-inspired design.

allegiance - Article about how people can benefit from smart tricks from nature. “Solutions are at your fingertips.”


Future Based - What's it like to be a plant? - Norbert Peeters


Sumowala Sun Moon Water Land - design and architecture work together with the surrounding nature.

Manifesto - Amsterdam-Noord is a nature reserve: treat it as such.

Weaving Realities - From “I” to “we” with sentipensar, along with the living Earth.

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Works of art during Dutch Design Week 2020 that are intertwined with the role of bio-art in the transition to the Symbiocene: the post-Anthropocene era, where humans are no longer at the center, but live in symbiosis with nature, culture and technology.


Princess Mononoke - The original Symbiocene poetry film! See how Princess Mononoke wants to see this world without hate and reconnect people and Earth.

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