Curator and Editor of the Center's Ideas of Humans and Nature program, Anja searches out stories that help us reimagine our relationship to each other and to planet Earth as a whole. These stories range from deeper philosophical concepts, to reflections of wider-ranging historical perspectives, to the personal story within local places. Anja engages storytellers to share fresh perspectives via the written word or through the visual arts, which are showcased in the Center's Curations series and the electronic journal, Minding Nature, where she is Senior Editor. Anja recently handed over the reigns of the Center's weekly newsletter so she can focus on developing Minding Nature.
IN HER OWN WORDS
My proudest moment:standing up for the bullied "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie" back in high school.
My heroes: free thinkers & eco-philosophers.
What I obsess about: coming to know my microbiome community.
What makes me smile: sitting in the good prairie soil.
The central exploration in all of Anja's work is grounded in re-imagining our relationship with the other-than-human, by unmasking modes of thought that uphold our cultural detachment from our natural history; and by helping to create new stories, which bridge this perceived gap between humans and the whole community of life.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
Minding Nature articles:
- Landscape Art? An Interview with Sandra Dal Poggetto
- An Ethical Journey into Deep Time
- Democracy and The Climate Crisis
- Pro-Aesthetic Language: Natural Treasures vs. Natural Resources
- A Language to Embody Place: Dynamic, Braided, Wild
- Being in Relationship, with Nature?
- Wild Places in Urban Centers
- Setting Ethics Free?
Questions for a Resilient Future responses:
City Creatures Blog posts: