This issue is an opportunity for us to respond to the problems inherent in the environmental crisis.
Speaking about the environment is a vast undertaking, which can be approached in a pragmatic as well as a poetic, speculative or decolonial way. To respond to this diversity of analysis, we wish to give a voice to individuals from different backgrounds whose practices constantly converge around common issues. Researcher Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing introduces this second issue with her article on Merremia Peltata, a vine that is gradually invading and destroying forests in Southeast Asia. The magazine develops around this parasite, discreetly contaminating the contributions of the various artists and researchers. What if the human being was the image of this voracious vine? As the researcher Yasmine Benabdallah rightly said, "ecology is about the earth and about people.” We have therefore tried to explore the relationships between humans and the entities that surround them, as well as the relationships between humans. It is indeed impossible to speak of the environmental crisis without mentioning the organizations of different social groups while addressing issues of colonialism and the violence that results from them.
Faced with the impending extinction, how can a collaborative survival process be initiated? How can we see the world beyond the Western, and human, perspective?
Gabriel González Acosta
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Fernando Palma Rodriguez
Antonine Scali Ringwald
Gary Zhexi Zhang