Design for human / nature
These projects have a qualitative orientation towards a new relationship between humans and nature.
ABOUT THE PROJECTS
In this endeavour, the I-You relation (as a new way to relates to nature) emerges. In Buber’s words: “I contemplate a tree. I can accept it as a picture … I can feel it as movement… I can assign it to a species and observe it as an instance… I can dissolve it into a number, into a pure relation between numbers, and eternalise it. Throughout all of this, the tree remains my object and has its place and its time span, its kind and condition. But it can also happen… I contemplate the tree I am drawn into a relation, and the tree ceases to be an It. The power of exclusiveness has seized me.” (Buber, 1947).
Type of Projects
Projects that enhance individuals’ relationship with nature and heighten their psychological well-being levels. It includes educational processes to increase awareness of unsustainable everyday habits. The main aim is to nurture an I-You relation between humans and plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.