11-19 August 2023
In a world where most of us focus on how to reach our highest possible individual success at any cost, we often forget to remember how dependent we are on the planet that we live on, yet tend to exploit. It is the very land, water and air that we so often take for granted, that actually give us the opportunity to lead our lives in the first place. This is why, in this year, we want to explore the theme “Symbiosis”.
Symbiosis, derived from the Ancient Greek words “syn“, meaning “together”, and “vios“, meaning “life”, is a reminder of the importance of working with each other instead of against each other.
With our growing technological capabilities it is easy to forget just how much we need nature for our inner peace and health. We lose our connection to nature at our own peril. Climate change is not only a consequence of our own greed but a loss of interacting with nature in a way that used to be intrinsic. We all reconnect to this feeling instantly when we are awed by the majestic view from the top of a mountain or when we are humbled by gazing at the horizon across the seemingly infinite ocean.
This year we want to focus on honouring and reconnecting with the magic of nature and find a way to live with it in harmony once again.