REPUBLIC OF CONSCIENCE
We formally acknowledge the terrifying state of destruction facing our planet, the impact of all our human activity, and the extreme acceleration of these processes. By creating our newly independent state and by becoming Ambassadors, we hope to fight and positively impact the future of this rapid evolution in a respectful and conscientious manner.
The anthropocene utopia will be more destructive that any of the previous political utopias of the twentieth century. The trauma will be borne by all of us, it will move with respect to borders, to race, to species. There will be more natural disasters, more forced migration and more conflicts due to the impending shortages of natural, necessary primary goods.
Humans are but a part of the natural environment. We simply cannot continue presuming that we alone are allowed to modify nature and its ecosystems for our immediate benefits. We cannot continue to impose an ecological debt on future generations. No political discussion can be had that continues to ignore the most obvious contemporary risk faced by mankind.
We need to begin a transgenerational / trans-geographical conversation. History shows that we are not allowed to be blind. We have the responsibility and the duty to be actors in service of a better world.
THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF CONSCIENCE is a state of mind, a place to gather people, to share and acknowledge action, and to remind politics what it is forgetting.
We have the luxury, the duty, and the technology to invent a new conception of progress and to find a human way to celebrate and nurture our future generations.
2019 Selected Foundations and Institutions will finance residencies for scientists, writers, philosophers, artists at our very ambassade of the Independent Republic of Conscience AT CHATEAU DE LA BOURLIE, France
2020 in our Ambassade in France CHATEAU DE LA BOURLIE, we will host a 3 day Festival, as part of a collaborative program in partnership with Gaia Fondation and others.
The festival will include talks, art experiences, concerts, food.
"I stayed there 20 days and I can say that, for a writer or researcher, is a perfect place for working, having peace and silence in an enchanted environment. For me it was like a dream" Hector Abad Faciolince, writer, Colombia
"Fluxland allowed me to engage with the besieged ideas of progress" Pankaj Mishra Essayist about Cyril de Commarque Fluxland project