Where the Leaves Fall Issue 8 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. The themes for this issue are crisis, resilience and recovery alongside a series of dialogues.
Where the Leaves Fall is born out of and informed by a series of conversations held at and with OmVed Gardens, in London, UK. Until recently a wounded and tarmacked wasteland, OmVed has been transformed into a diverse eco habitat with a wild flower meadow, an orchard and a vegetable garden. Through collaboration with artists, architects, chefs, musicians and horticulturalists, it is exploring the nature of the relationship between people and our connection to the environment. It facilitates exhibitions, workshops, concerts, dinners and discussions, creating collaborations around the topics of food, creativity and ecological transformation. As physicist and ecologist Fritjof Capra said: “It is only by connecting to nature that we can know who we are.” Maybe it is also true to say that it is only by connecting to ourselves that we can know what nature is. Knowing more about ourselves and knowing more about nature are one and the same thing. OmVed has partnered with the UN World Food Program on events to highlight worldwide disparities and to speak about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
As climate change-induced extreme weather events ravage countries across the world, leading to destruction, death and displacement, governments and planners are having to rethink infrastructure alongside cutting carbon emissions.
Life’s Resilience: the Perspective of Deep Time
A palaeontologist reflects on historic extinction events and what we might learn from them today.
Naturalists of the Long Now
Climate change has highlighted the human impact on geologic time scales, making it essential to find ways to conceptualise deep time.
Dust, Rain and War
Syrian photographer Fadi Al-Shami has been documenting events in Syria since 2013.
Born in Missouri, US, in the 1890s, George Washington Carver became the only black man in America with an advanced agricultural science degree. Fascinated by the harmonies between humans and the environment, his life and words remain relevant today.
Details: Where the Leaves Fall – Issue 8
140 pages, 24 x 17 cm