Terraforming wishes to explore and envision, how the surface of the Earth will look like in 2050, in case if we don’t learn from todays problems. Two main concepts are being given shape visually: one is extractivism, a destructive process of extracting natural resources from the Earth to sell on the world market and Lovelock’s Gaia theory proposing a self-regulating, complex system of the Earth that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. It tends to be a utopia, the only question is – utopia to whom?
soil, extractivism, capitalism, Gaia hypothesis
unity, video