About

Politics of Nature takes its name from the eponymous book by Bruno Latour, portraying a social order in which humans and non-humans are interacting in the same social and political sphere. This order is referred to as the Parliament of Things and first described in Latour’s essay “We have never been modern”. Politics of Nature builds on top of Actor-Network Theory, a theory in which reality is constantly constructed and deconstructed in relationships. 

Various governance methods and tools such as liquid democracy, sociocracy, holocracy and digital participatory processes, such as Wikis and Open Source, influence our thinking.

The same goes for the experimental use of XR (Extended Realities) as a communication platform creating illusions of place, agency and embodiment

Added to the box of methods are Life Cycle Assessment bringing understanding of the environmental effects of products and services, and the concept of Privacy by Design, by which privacy and security can be built into the solutions – essential for the proper functioning of democracies. 

With these components, Politics of Nature creates frameworks and toolboxes allowing multiple perspectives to coexist.

The first outcome of Politics of Nature is a meeting game format inspired by the Cratic Platform, merging components from Sociocracy and Holocracy. The Politics of Nature – Meeting Game is intended to quickly identify the relevant actors along with their needs, worries and wishes.

Then we engage with designers and developers and performing arts to turn the consents into visual representations. From performances and installations to practical applications like an augmented reality solution to identify and help fix leaking water pipes. 

Our vision is that everyone can pick up the tools and explore their networks and identify durable and lasting solutions to apparently wicked and unsolvable problems.

We adhere to Open Source and build stuff to give it away. This means that anyone is a liberty to utilize ideas, concepts or any other stuff acquired whilst participating in Politics of Nature events or exploring things produced by Politics of Nature, including this website. We only wish that Politics of Nature is acknowledged for its contribution – possibly with a link to this site.

Politics of Nature was initiated by Frederik Lassen and Jakob Raffn