Since the COVID19 lockdown established, there have been a conversation about “rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19”.
Quoting Frans Schepers, managing director of Rewilding Europe, in his interview to Forbes.com.
“If people release pressure on nature, as we can see happening now, nature bounces back. There is a huge resilience in nature to restore itself, which gives a lot of hope. It’s also good news for people because we depend on nature and everything it provides, such as clean water and clean air,” Schepers said.
While the lockdown, gives us a reminder of our connection with nature, it also gave a glimpse of how our social system is failing. The forgotten people, the homeless people. This lockdown exposed the real number of people how are hustling daily to survive.
Hence we are exploring an idea. How might we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild the economy so that it is more just, sustainable and resilient, with a focus on urban spaces?
There has already been a push for larger public spaces for the citizens. There are predictions of space being vacant post lockdown, as more office goers will tend to stay home. Office spaces, as well as public parking spaces, will be vacant.
We are proposing urban farms in these spaces, and possibilities of includes huts for living, as part of these farms. Huts can be offered to homeless people, in return for taking care of this farm and event profit from these as the project evolved.