Via Montevideo
20144 Milan, Italy
VAT Registration 10335270962

Landscapes are never constant but change over time with population, the rise of the cities
to the current post-modern landscapes.

Human Domination on Earth
Research 2019-2020

The Portuguese visual researche project investages how man’s actions, whether negative or positive, modyfy the environment in which we live.
The word Anthropocene has not even had time to settle into our lexicon, when a series of alternative definitions—supported by increasingly stimulating concepts, theories and statements—are already undermining its validity.

The fortunate neologism coined by Crutzer and Soermer at the beginning of our millennium, which then went viral, has been joined over time, with more or less success, by Norgaard's Econocene, Pyne's Pyrocene, Tsing's Plantationocene, Chertkovskaya and Paulsson's Growthocene, and finally by the Capitalocene of the British sociologist Jason W. Moore (who, in criticising and stigmatising all the other definitions, recognises in the Anthropocene at least «the power of its narrative [and] the virtue required of all Great Ideas: timing»). (...)

Right from the title of her latest project, Portuguese photographer Karina Castro seems to have no doubts: Human Domination on Earth is in fact a calm but incisive visual reflection on the evidence of anthropic impact on the landscape. With the slow pace of long–term work, driven by theories whose validity must necessarily be verified in the field, the Milan based visual researcher is collecting a long series of concrete examples of how man has modified, is modifying and is destined to modify the planet on which his evolution began and, perhaps, will end.

To read the entire photo review click here.
Review written by the author Raffaele Vertaldi for Domus magazine

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Via Montevideo 4, 20144, Milan
VAT Registration 10335270962
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