Framework

 

"Let us raise our voice through design
and that all listen to us."
­In 1985, the entomologist, biologist and humanist Edward O. Wilson, defined for the first time the term biodiversity:

"Biodiversity or biological diversity refers to all the variety of life on the planet. This refers to the wide range of animals and plants, the place where they live and the environments that surround them throughout the world."

The same author introduced in 1988 the concept of biophilia, which refers to the suffering of the human being due to the destruction it causes on the planet.

According to the UN report published in May 2019:

​"More than a third of all marine mammals, 40% of amphibian species and 33% of corals are threatened by the impact of human activity on nature."

75% of terrestrial ecosystems and 66% of marine ecosystems are seriously altered.

More than 85% of the wetlands that existed in the year 1700 have been lost.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of species (IUCN) in 2019 it warned that 28,000

species are in danger of extinction.

​The conclusion of the UN and various experts, humanists and observers of human interaction with nature, conclude that the only way to reverse this trend is to change the way in which we have been relating to our environment and to nature itself.

In this sense, we must pay attention to the growing cultural homogenization that is described as a process in which the culture of the strongest invades other manifestations imposing their own processes and decisions, as the only way to interact with the environment, with other species, with the human being and the planet in general.

In the UN 2030 agenda for the first time, culture is named as the main axis to safeguard nature and reverse the effects of climate change. Also, it refers to the value that native peoples contribute in this regard.

​Renowned thinker and scholar Noam Chomsky, in the link attached to this description regarding globalization, refers to what the great economist Thorstein Veblen called: "manufacturing consumers."

The devastation of natural ecosystems are directly related to the human consumption of products and services worldwide.

​That is why this year, our call is in favor of observing the relationship that exists between the ability to accept the diversity of expressions, cultures, concepts and diverse ways of thinking, which lead us to relate to the environment in different ways, and the political and economic processes that insist on imposing a homogenization of human activities, which are obeying only economic interests without taking into account the impact against the survival of all species on the planet, including humans.