We live in a time of unprecedented prosperity, from which at least 80% of the world’s population is excluded. A significant part of our prosperity is based on the exploitation of human labour and natural resources of disadvantaged countries in the so-called Third World. And we outsource environmentally damaging industrial production and waste to poorer countries.
We must learn to value intangible wealth – and end the exploitation of our planet as soon as possible.
Until the end of October 2022, the Architekturzentrum in the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf is showing the exhibition “Werner Sobek: 17 Statements”. It deals with the ecological impact and responsibility of the building industry.