‘To me, the human move to take responsibility for the living Earth is laughable — the rhetoric of the powerless. The planet takes care of us, not we of it. Our self-inflated moral imperative to guide a wayward Earth, or heal our sick planet, is evidence of our immense capacity for self-delusion. Rather, we need to protect ourselves from ourselves’.
We mistreat the land just as we mistreat each other. There is no love if it is not for all living things. Can mankind have a positive impact on the ecosystems it inhabits?
At Aixopluc we work with small communities, craftsmen and building trades to find local solutions to the ecological crisis we’re living in. We benefit from the energy, solid and fluid conditions we find on a site, without altering, degrading or polluting them. We find ways to transform matter just as bare and raw as possible, so that we just slow down its closed cycles, and biodegradable and weathering qualities. We are aware that most of this matter is actually alive, so we are careful on how we treat it. Equally, when we forage data, gather information, and hunt for knowledge, we identify, go to and work from the primary reference source, reality, the firsthand document, direct experience and observation, so our choices, decisions and interpretations are as close as possible to the people, place and climatic events that are part of the ecosystem we work for. A journey to the origins to begin well. A well to take care of.