Futurelandscape lab Sustainability-Art-Program Flower-of-Sustainability
Flower of Sustainability
Statement on the practice

The basic personal needs of each individual for his or her environmental requirements - such as food, clothing, housing and mobility - are shaped by the society in which we live and work.

The landscape in which we live is a reflection of this society. It shows us the face and the development of our culture and history, just as we humans stand in our relationship to nature.

With a promise for the preservation of resources on our earth, also for future generations, the term sustainability defines the basic ecological, social and economic rights of mankind.

The culture, which is in a way unmentioned, is not anchored on an equal footing in this sustainable convention of action, but is rather regarded as a catalyst in a constantly changing process of enlargement - but culture is inferior to the other concepts in terms of value.

But if we compare the Earth ecosystem, which is favoured in the solar system by its unique position in relation to life, with its most important bioclimatic functions, which make this life possible, with the sustainable human system of action, then it becomes clear that the destruction of the natural functions of the ecosystem is analogous to the destruction of the natural human system of action, which is due to its culture.

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On a metaphorical level, a systematic comparison of the Earth's ecosystem with the human system of action forms the basis for sustainable thinking and action.

Ignorance, or rather forgetting, of cultural forms of life that have remained analogous to the ecosystem for a very long period of time has become imbalanced.

Economic, environmental and human rights without regional value added standards remain incomplete, just as disturbed photosynthesis - as a result of the water and material cycle changed by man - weakens the atmosphere and man accelerates this process additionally through sick culture.

Based on this direct comparison, humanity faces the desperate task, particularly represented by science, of building a humanitarian system that becomes aware of culture and remains equitable to the ecosystem, or repairs it.

The comparison of the ecosystem with the human system can be illustrated as a picture puzzle if sustainability as humanity is represented analogously to the complex ecosystem.

But since culture, just like the face of planet Earth, is graduated differently and takes place temporally as a metamorphosis of one state into another, it is obvious that culture is not unique but diverse. As it were, the evolution of the species diversity of flowers is historically presupposed by culture, different, but exists equally justified next to each other.

Insa Winkler Am Klosterkiel / D27798 Hude /