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Human society has a long and complex relationship with the concept of nature. Over the past several centuries the prevailing attitude is that nature and culture are essential counterparts, but ultimately separable. This attitude is becoming distant and strange given our increasing awareness of human impact on Earth’s systems. The pressing ecological dilemmas of our Anthropocene epoch signal a paradigm shift in how we think about and design nature in the future. It is time to update to a new version of nature, one that is suited for the realities of the 21st century. In doing so, we must first ask the question “Where is Nature Now?”

 

 

In April 2015, the University of Minnesota will host a public symposium entitled Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? The goal of this symposium is to initiate a conversation amongst writers, artists, designers and activists to consider what the future of nature in the 21st century.

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