Ecological crises caused by climate change and the rapidly increasing extinction of plant and animal species clearly show that humankind is part of ecosystems which it influences significantly, but upon which it also depends. How do we conceive our role, which connections do we not yet understand, and which are we ignoring?
Featuring works of art and objects from the natural sciences and cultural history, the exhibition invites visitors to start doubting and question their assumptions about nature. It explores the connections between plants, animals, culture, technology, humankind and microbes – and tries to open a new perspective on the world around us. What this world looks like in the future depends strongly on how humankind decides to exert and limit its own influence. What kind of nature do we want? And what can we do to make sure it exists?