Beyond semantics and the importance of words, using the expression “natural disasters” leads to place the responsibility of disasters on Nature and by doing so, ignore that they are caused by societal failures. Echoing the myth of an individual resilience that could rebalance the consequences of inappropriate governance, “natural disasters” are at best an inaccurate […]
Category: Hanging over disasters (triptychs)
“Hanging over disasters” displays different triptychs of small-scale installations with a theatrical dimension emphasizing the need of unconventional narratives to better appraise scientific evidence. In all photographic works, the basic principle that disasters are not natural and caused by societal failures is implicit. The first three triptychs are dedicated to this “resilience thinking” cornerstone: there is nothing natural in disasters.
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