Investigating the Moral Nuances of Nature: A Multisensory Exploration Through the Anthropogenic Urban Woodland

by Bente Castro-Campos

In June 2022, I embarked on an expedition with a team of researchers, creatives, and members of the public to investigate a woodland located near Frankfurt, Germany. We made five stops to observe the Anthropocene’s environmental effects, collecting artifacts to build an artwork that stressed the significance of viewing nature as a unified system. Our conversations revealed that local authorities cared more about financial losses from tree decay than the ecological consequences, which gave me a powerful and enlightening experience.