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exhibition with video works, mapping and panel discussion

The German forests are doing worse than ever before. Around 80 percent of the trees are diseased. Monocultures in agriculture affect the biodiversity of animals and plants and have put biodiversity in Germany in a poor state.

Rising temperatures and increasing drought not only contribute to forest fires, but also to the spread of pests such as bark beetles. About 81.4% of logging is due to forest damage. (destatis July 19, 2022) This in turn leads to more dryness because the trees can no longer provide shade and stabilize the water cycle.

In 2022, 78.7 million cubic meters of wood were felled in German forests. What is significant is the sharp increase in logging for energy production of 31.9% compared to the ten-year average from 2012 to 2021. Logging for energy production has thus reached its highest level since German reunification. At the same time, rainforests are being cut down to grow palm and soy plantations.

In her new project, Schokofeh Kamiz represents the monocultural and industrial relationship that humans have built with trees. A relationship with devastating consequences for forests and people. Can people adopt new ways of viewing and interacting with other life forms in order to avoid the collapse of ecosystems, which ultimately threatens humanity?
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Eine Koproduktion mit dem Bildungswerk der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.