What is missing? Maya Lin’s memorial to the vanishing natural world

Maya Lin has put together an interactive website she calls a ‘memorial’ to a vanishing natural world.

Not only is the website excellent, it is an interesting idea on several levels. Its a kind of living memorial, for instance. But it is also interesting because many theorists want to do away with the concept/construct of nature. And while that goal may be worth pursuing (depending on how we go about it) we are nevertheless living in a time when nature, its loss and destruction, is a powerful part of how we imagine ourselves.

A podcast with Maya Lin is here and an interview is here, both are from Yale 360.

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