World Enough: Tales from the Bottom of the Garden

Katrine Claassens, Montreal. 
25 October 2017

Many voices. Greener cities. Better cities.

If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out: badgers, wolves, boa constrictors, crocodiles, ostriches, baboons, capybaras, wild boars, leopards, manatees, ruminants, in untold numbers. There is no doubt in my mind that that feral giraffes and feral hippos have been living in Tokyo for generations without seeing a soul.
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Katrine Claassens
Montreal

On The Nature of Cities

Katrine Claassens

About the Writer:
Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens' paintings reflect her interest in climate change, urban ecology, and internet memes. She also works as a science, policy and climate change communicator for universities, think tanks, and governments in South Africa and Canada.

Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens' paintings reflect her interest in climate change, urban ecology, and internet memes. She also works as a science, policy and climate change communicator for universities, think tanks, and governments in South Africa and Canada.

8 thoughts on “World Enough: Tales from the Bottom of the Garden

  1. This is a deeply beautiful work, Katrine. Somehow, reading it helps me feel at ease, as though somewhere in this chaos, there is a path to being partners again with other animals in this nature. Thank you 🙂

  2. Hi Katrine. I love your tale. I have such similar memories. Based in Cape Town now, but how I miss my lush garden in Jhb. We often have parrots visiting, I hear they escaped from the zoo.

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