FE3.3 - Nature, by Design? Freakological Fallacies (Part 3)

Future Ecologies

30-12-2020 • 1 hr 3 mins

Sometimes it feels like we're all living in a garbageosphere – an ecosystem of trash and detritus. But despite the extent of anthropogenic impacts, life is resilient and infinitely creative. Hyper-ecologies, novel ecosystems, freakosystems – different names for the same thing: never-before-seen assemblies of lifeforms, born of human disturbance. These profoundly weird ecologies are persistent, and (through a certain lens) often functional. In this final chapter of "Nature, by Design?", we meet again with Oliver Kellhammer and Eric Higgs to discuss what we can learn from these ruderal places, and how they can empower a new way of thinking about ecological restoration. This episode is the last in a 3-part series. Before listening to this one, you may want to catch up with Part 1: Taking the Neo-Eoscenic Route [https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-1-nature-by-design-pt1 (FE3.1)] & Part 2: The Path to the Wilderness Lodge [https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-2-nature-by-design-pt2 (FE3.2)] – – – For musical credits, citations, and more, https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-3-nature-by-design-pt3 (click here.) https://www.futureecologies.net/transcript-guidelines (Please consider adopting an episode for transcription) https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies (Support the show and join our Patreon community) Support this podcast