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How Nature and Culture are Entwined

Christina Fredengren explains how nature and culture are entwined.

At the old fishing cabin of Charles XI in Stockholm, an oak tree has grown entangled with the building itself. In this video, archaeologist, Christina Fredengren uses its entanglement to symbolize how nature and culture are entwined. She explains how a separation between nature and culture can be derived from the writings of Descartes. She discusses the risks of such a separation, and concludes that by rewording Descartes famous dictum: I think therefore I am to I relate therefore, I am humans might reimagine their dependency relationship with nature.

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