“Humus,” the original component of soil, has the same root as “human.”Humans are the earthy ones; they originate from soil.
Departing from non-anthropocentric thinking and taking humus as a lens for being-in-theworld, possibilities emerge for recognizing new sets of relations and new ways of making life habitable, even as unlivability spreads. Humus can inspire the cultivation of collective and collaborative responses against fierce competition and regressive individualism. With humus, humans can elaborate strategies to rebuild “a world that contains other worlds,” rather than excluding those worlds and ideas that do not align with dominant views.
As Donna Haraway wrote: “We are compost, not posthuman.”
Final project BioHack Academy 2022