A therapist guides the client through a series of therapeutic video sessions to tackle their growing alienation from nature.
Look at garden centers or study publications on contemporary cinema or literature. They all show a similar obsession: we are increasingly captivated by ‘nature’. The Biophilia theory claims that humans have an urge to connect with other life forms and that the love for nature is deeply rooted within our genes.
But how do we connect to real nature when we spend most of our lives in highly urbanized, synthetic environments? And how do we cope when we suffer from eco-anxiety? ‘Solastalgia’ plays with this inherent contradiction. It provides an online therapeutic service for those who cannot handle the stress caused by their craving for nature and the fears it can cause.