Human Nature

Djurgården has always been the natural place for art, culture and innovation to come together and shine a light on contemporary issues. The Museum of Ethnography’s new exhibition ’Human Nature’ follows this tradition and addresses one of the world’s most pressing issues: how mass consumption affects our planet and how we can adjust our way of living for a more sustainable planet.

There are clear signs that the climate is changing and species are becoming extinct. Human overconsumption is one of the causes, but around the world there are also other strong forces for change, and there’s much more to the earth than it just being a source for human needs. It is all connected, and how we live has a direct impact on the state of the earth.

We are not shying away from the huge problems we face, but by taking inspiration from old systems around the world as well as new research projects, we can see that there are alternative ways of living; there is light at the end of the tunnel.

At the exhibition, you have the opportunity to sign a shopping contract, where you promise to evaluate your consumption habits. In doing so, you help ’The human flower’ in its fight for survival; for every contract signed, the museum waters the flower.

Human Nature raises public awareness about sustainable living (12.8)

Human Nature provides visitors with information and tools to help reduce their carbon footprint (13.3)