AltVisions is a three-day festival of ideas, humans and artworks. Bringing together scholars, practitioners and artists the festival wishes to create a temporary platform of commoning and exchange for the many visions and practices looking towards an inclusive and resilient future.
I have been invited to speak at the panel ‘Reconciling with the Earth’, speaking about Rights of Nature, youth emancipation and the case for legal rights for nature in the Netherlands.
Drawing on visions from beyond the West, philosophers have recently speculated that prioritising human thought and human rights may be at the root of our devastating social and economic practices. This panel explores ways of re-valorising the earth to the centre of ethical reflection. In particular, the panelists will discuss the possibility of assigning legal rights to nature.