The Urgency to Slow Down

‘The Urgency to Slow Down’ imagines transportation as giant green planters, an alternative future after Coronavirus lock-down.

‘The Urgency to Slow Down’ by Nicolas Abdelkader, a series of photo montages created during the COVID-19 pandemic and for the destruction of the Earth’s natural resources.



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‘I don’t know about you but I ‘naively’ thought that COVID-19 would allow us to glimpse a new world. however, in view of the planes in the sky at the time of writing, the number of engine’s covering the song of birds, the sending of rockets into space, and the governmental recommendations of these last days across the planet (particularly in france), one can affirm that the frenetic rhythm of yesterday is ‘naturally’ reclaiming its place to the detriment of biodiversity and our health.’

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All images credit Nicolas Abdelkader