This biosphere sculpture installation was inspired by a workshop at the SARAS Institute in Uruguay. In a group discussing icons in art and science, Stockholm Resilience Centre’s scientific director Carl Folke drew a diagram on a board depicting how nature can survive even if the economy and our societies collapse. But if our ecosystems, biodiversity and the climate as we know it collapses, then everything falls apart. The social and economic systems we have built cannot exist independently from the environment. Therefore, in a conflict between these three, nature must always come first.