The environment in which most of us are born is mainly brick and concrete, we hardly come into contact with nature. But without that contact how can we really understand the impact of the decisions we make as people and governments? How can we even truly understand ourselves as part of nature? From this question arises Where the Leaves Fall, an independent magazine that, aThrough stories from around the world, he explores humanity's relationship with the natural world on a quarterly basis.
Dimensions: 170x240 mm
Number of pages: 140
The themes of this issue are vulnerability, accessibility and sustainability.
A HUMAN LIFE ENTIRELY
In the first theme of this issue, Ugandan photographer DeLovie Kwagala takes us on a journey into Quingdom, a gender-fluid imaginary world in which people are free to be as they would like; Fijian Climate Justice Attorney Kavita Naidu examines vested interests to resist and change the system; Noor, a young Syrian refugee, tells writer Daniel Briggs about the role that climate breakdown has played in his migration; Ukrainian photographer Igor Tereshkov highlights the impact of the oil industry on the countryside and on the inhabitants of northwestern Siberia.
OUR BASIC NEEDS
Our second theme examines two fundamental elements of our life on earth: food and water. One in 11 people in the world go to bed hungry every night, and one in 10 people lack access to clean water. These shocking statistics underpin My Life by Water, our photo essay on how people are struggling with lack of access to water, and Rebooting Our Food Systems, our focus on the aspirations of chefs, farmers, academics and activists. for the United Nations Food Systems Summit, to be held later this year.
BE THE CHANGE
In our final theme, we talk to Irish chef Conor Spacey about his approach to sustainability and social responsibility; US architectural writer Avery Robertson questions how futuristic aspirations for green cities often focus on prestige projects rather than considering the larger ecosystem and ignore practical considerations; Dr Dave Courchene, of the Anishinabe First Nation, shares ancient knowledge that can offer the world a foundation for the future.
Artists Alastair and Fleur Mackie examine the history of the corn spirit; artist and writer Christina Peake uses words and illustrations to reveal how fluorescence connects nature and culture around the world; Anna Souter observes how plants have embodied the uncanny in art, literature and cinema; Lori Hillman reveals the power of fire in the latest of her series of essays on Taoist Five Element Medicine; poet Lemn Sissay reflects on the importance of water in his poem Hope Spring Eternal.