Nina van Tuikwerd
Life in the Phusicene
What is our human impact on the world and what do we leave behind for future, non-human, generations? In the Anthropocene humankind has become a force of nature, leaving the Earth with deep marks. From the deep geological eras of Earth’s history we know Earth is capable of life without us. We know Earth always found solutions or the natural shifting climate. The end of the world does not have to lead to the apocalyptic human-centered scenes. It can also refer to the collapse of a complex system that is no longer capable of maintaining its precarious balance. We leave the earth with four souvenirs: CO2, methane, radioactive waste and plastic. Nina van Tuikwerd extrapolates upon a scenario for what could be the next period of Earth’s history: the Phusicene.