Joaquin Fargas is an artist and engineer, his work integrates the artistic, scientific and technological. Through science, he communicates the concepts and theories in a playful and poetical manner. Through art, he teaches how to grasp the properties of nature and become aware of its care. His production is centered on possible or utopian proposals related to life, its preservation and the interrelationship between living beings and the future. He integrates biological materials and technological media aimed at breaking down barriers generating hybrid ecologies.
Adopt the World – the Biosphere Project
Are we willing to adopt “THE” world?
The Biosphere project consists of isolating natural ecosystems in totally sealed containers where the only interaction with the environment is through heat and light. These systems, similar to our own planet, depend on light as a source of energy so that the life cycles develop within them and last as a function of multiple variables. These systems represent our planet on an infinitesimal scale, showing its fragility and the care that all of us who inhabit the Earth owe it.
Are we willing to adopt a small world? Are we willing to adopt “THE” world?
The adoption program highlights the difference between buying and adopting. When we adopt, we are not exercising a property right but committing ourselves to the care of what we adopt, knowing that, ultimately, it does not belong to us. The world is not for sale, we just borrow it from the universe and have a responsibility to take care of it. The Adoption of the World program is open to those who feel the impulse to care for and protect our planet with a transcendental attitude, thinking about future generations. To apply to the program, several requirements must be met, among which three letters of interest and commitment will be requested.
”We must do something even if we don’t know the results, because if we don’t do anything we already know the results”
PUBLIC TALK VIA LIVESTREAM.
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Verena Boehme (DE): Verena Boehme is the Co-Founder of Manos Verdes Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina and President of Manos Verdes Deutschland e.V. in Augsburg. The mission of Manos Verdes is to raise environmental awareness and to promote the exchange of best practices and environmental technologies on an international and intersectional scale. Verena has more than 15 years of work experience as international Marketing and Communication Manager for multinational companies. For over a decade, she has been initiating multi-sector cooperation projects between Germany and Argentina, with a focus on sustainable development, environmental education, waste management, circular economy and climate change.