Welcome to the Anthropocene! The world entirely constructed by us. The impact of mankind to our planet has met a dimension that was formerly reserved to geological time on discussion of the begining. WorldObject (Michel Serres) QuasiObjects (Bruno Latour) HyperObjects (Timothy Morton) are suggestions for a new classification. How can we begin to understand the implications of this new age of the world beyond the convention of climate change and sea level rise. Back to nature has turned into a crooked place – there may be no clean getaways anymore.
The end of the Hinterland _ The present definition of urban metabolism (NetzStadt Bacini) still refers to limits of the urban project that determine an outside Hinterland: An external territory that provides resources and accommodates residue for the urban project. Facing the increasing rates of urbanization and a shift in peoples lifestyle the world is turning urban and will soon need to revisit the hinterland concept altogether. The project boundaries have to be revised and probably abandoned, the externalities need to be factored in. We lost the condition of the nondescript outside we will be in it already – always.