will the relationship between human and nature develope in the age of
mixed reality and automatisation? How will we perceive nature in the
digital age? Will it change our human habits and connection to
the time of climate change and biodiversity crisis we need to remind
ourselves to our position in the natural world. With the dawn of the
digital age and automatisation we need a new construct(definition) of
nature, by including technology to its term.
creates a space for changing one's perspective towards nature. A
space that turns the human from the anthropocentric to an ecocentric
worldview and encourages individuals to preserve and respect nature,
where nature, technology, and the individual are merging and
interacting together. FloraFutura aims to create space for
encouraging natural developments and raising the urgent needs of
environmental awareness. A physical manifestation of ecocentric
values, needs, and aspirations.
This space should gather the Humboldts of today and tomorrow - whose activities contribute to the fields of ecology, global change, fight against established social rules and conventions. The ‘Greta generation’ urges nature as it was, they demonstrate, argue and fight for the climate. They live from the idea of an idealized construct of nature - they are the “new romantics”. As they will be the next generation of environmental scientists, engineers, NGO’s leaders, environmental lawyers, ecotourists and local farmers and gardeners, we can assume that they will shape the future of how we will perceive nature and our environment.
The botanical garden should develop from just preserving the plant biodiversity to creating a conversation between nature, technology, and human.
Hydroponics and robotics maintain the flora by taking care of characteristics as water supply, ph-levels, light and nutritional provision, coded and controlled by measuring systems. The spectators‘ multisensory perception is stimulated by visual, acoustic, olfactory and mechanic characteristics and is in direct biotic interaction with the plants through the exchange of oxygen and CO². The plants by themselves communicate with each other through chemical, hormonal signals, carbons, nitrogen, phosphorus, and water.