ATMOS Flourish/Collapse Issue, April 2020 
Art Direction and Photography : Alexandra Von Fuerst
Creative Direction : Laura Genninger
Words : Rachel Cassandra

We are in the age of disintegration, collapse, extinction, loss of diversity. It’s no less true for the invisible ecosystems of our skin, our stomachs, and our noses. For our invisible ecosystems though, the devastation is fueled by modern medicine.

Just as conservationists are working to wrap their minds around the myriad effects of wide-scale biodiversity loss,we are only just beginning to understand the damage that has been done to our own internal ecosystems.
Could the solutions be the same for both?

I bεlieve in dialogue, I believe in elevation, I believe in sexual freedom and equality, I believe in art being the shiver that awakes skin and liberates us into life.

As part of an era of transition, I believe in the progressive reconstruction of meaning within contemporary culture and society.

To align with a sensitive and sustainable development of the world which respects the earth as all encompassing breathing system that supports and nourishes us, it is fundamental to ourselves as part of collective society to nurture a vision that creates without taking but provides in return a respectful contribution to the people, the animals, the plants and the environment.

The foundations of development and social progress stand in the conscious sensibility to unite the natural and the humane, removing the barriers to the instinctual, to preserve and reinstall sacredness and wholeness in a cyclical understanding of life.