SaeSoe – Amsterdam
A platform to begin creatively sharing impressions of our wasteful and exploitative society with the intention to expose real challenges and organic solutions to problems facing Social and Environmental Sustainability on Earth
Creativity, content, and communication, are a powerful median for social change. People recognize around the world that we are subjected to fabricated realities which are upheld by our various societal institutions. But, there are actually many more social possibilities than we think. This website will be used to express these possible realities and contemporary human experience through exhibitions for social and environmental change using creative medians such as: writing, photography, film, original music, and activism.
Reality As Perception: Change is possible
Quantum physics gives us insight into the possibilities of human experience by revealing that reality is only a perception. When reality merely exists because of our brains ability to perceive it, then a large-scale change in human thought and behaviour is entirely possible. Manipulation of human conscious is not something new, but recognizing the extent to which we have been manipulated is an important step in understanding that higher more equal degree of social organization is possible.
Power and Manipulation: Not serving interests of social and environmental sustainability
Fundamentally, change boils down to the concept of power. The role of power and manipulation is reserved for the few elite who implement a larger reality of institutionalized inequality through social, political, and economic disempowerment and manipulation. A system like this is not serving the interests of social and environmental sustainability, but the survival of the system itself. In the past, social movements or mass movements of people have affected institutionalized knowledge, power systems, and modes of representation. Those who are unequal are exploited by the intentions of the most powerful. This creates a reaction that results in a struggle against a system serving to manipulate natural life systems and human behaviour. Therefore, change is the result of a human system which is unnatural to that of which created us.
Harmony: The Question of Quality
When discussing quality, humans who are subjected to an unnatural system will react less harmoniously to that which is natural. Then quality of human life is therefore lessened, and its potential to grow to become more harmonious with nature is fundamentally flawed. These two power systems of nature and man can not exist simultaneously without forcing one or the other into extinction. However, people still perceive this reality to be true even while it is obvious that we are apart of nature and not something separate to it. Therefore, our survival depends on how we learn to live in nature, not on our progress in managing it, and manipulating it, through modern medicine and sciences.
Living The Natural System: Living In Harmony
The potential of human “oneness”, existing as one in itself, and as a whole, is now being realized through functional communication systems like the internet, which has enabled people to share their relative human experience through the reach of the internet. As people we must socially organize in more complex ways that enables us to grow our relationhsip and ultimately our understanding of the “natural system”. Each of our own perception and realities must be aligned with the reality of nature. Therefore, the organization of society will not be entirely collectivist but based on natures massive complexity and diversity in its own quest for survival. Only when we accept this reality, will we reach the true harmony that for now only exists as a possibility.
By Jordan Reilly Stock
Writer @ SaeSoe Amsterdam