This short video from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations invites viewers to look a the importance of art when inviting people to view soils in new, and extraordinary ways. More information on the Syposium can be found here.
Christoph Marley is an artist from North America who works with elements of the natural world. His artwork aims to help humanity have a closer relationship and appreciation for nature, especially in regard to insects. He created a travelling museum exhibit that showcases how incredibly beautiful these animals can be, while uniting the worlds of nature, science and art. The purpose of this video is to support new ways of looking at the creatures that live in soil, and to value the hidden beauty of these little animals. The video was presented during the opening session of the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, on the 19th of April 2021. The symposium outcomes will provide evidence to support actions to protect soil biodiversity, and to promote its sustainable use and management by addressing the underlying causes of soil biodiversity loss and enhancing implementation of sustainable practices.