We are living through, and are the cause of, an ecological emergency. The planet is facing its sixth mass extinction and our activity is heating the planet, pushing the climate into dangerous, uncharted territory with perilous implications for life on Earth. Superflux’s project Refuge for Resurgence designed for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2020, proposes that for real change to take place, we have to push beyond political, economic and even ecological perspectives.
We must shift the human perspective, helping people to understand the unity and interdependence of all existence and of all living things. Without the earthworm and the mycelium, the wolf and the lichen, we will not have the habitat needed to survive as a species. The Refuge for Resurgence is an invitation for a future that is more-than-human. It imagines a new kind of home – a home built on humility, resourcefulness and imagination. A home where humans, animals, birds, plants, moss and fungi prosper together with resilience, adaption, and hope.