Infinite Space, Eternal Debt

Carles Guerra

This text is a shortened version of the essay published in the book “Landscapes of Pressure” by Kathrin Golda-Pongratz in 2014.

Bruno Latour has already suggested that the former distinction between “first nature” –the nature we live in– and “second nature” –which has been created by capital– has been reversed.

Now, second nature is where we live. The economy dictates the conditions that create our habitat, and leaves no possibility of counteracting it with a first nature. In a sense this is so because we have naturalized the environment produced by the economy.