Science - November 10, 2016

Art: Scala Natura

Roelof Kleis

A new artwork temporarily graces the lawn outside the Forum. The work, Scala Natura, and an exhibition inside the building relate to a new book by Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis: Evolution and transitions in complexity.

In the book, the ecologist and thinker and 12 co-authors elaborate on his quest for a new order in nature. Scala Natura refers to the eponymous ‘ladder of life’ thought up by the Greek philosopher Aristotle as a way of categorizing nature. The artwork will be here till next summer. If the material survives the winter.