“…that inexhaustible desire to explore the world; to have questions that create other questions”
[Dr. Francesco De Giorgio]
“The interspecies relationship is a world to discover, to study, to live and especially to preserve.”
[José De Giorgio-Schoorl]
“When you stop looking for affirmation of who you think you are, or what you think is expected, you’ll find the space to be curious, to start learning to simply experience all you are, making every day a new adventure”.
[José De Giorgio, Learning Animals]
“It is a chance to reassess the way we think about humans in relation to nonhuman animals. A chance, to let go of the anthropocentric views we have had for a long time and the habits and beliefs that have sprouted from this view”
[Francesco De Giorgio, Conference contribution 2015, University of Exeter]
Do not ask me if I an happy, ask me if I am myself.
[Francesco De Giorgio]
Learning about Animal-Otherness is more than having a passion for animals, it is about understanding their way of being in the world, of elaborating experiences and how we can develop together, admiring an individual, facilitating their own personal growth and stop manipulating their behavior.
[during 2015 Seminar, Denmark]
Understanding Animality is an evolution of coexisting: A study towards Otherness and the ability to live and mix in someone else’s adventure.
It is not a predefined image that people can judge as ‘correct’ an image easier to ‘consume’ for the human eye, still stuck in an anthropocentric dimension. As you can still objectify horses, by creating romantic images in which horses are ignored in their own interest in life.
“An inclusive society is one where everyone is understood for their own cognitive way of being in the world.” – José De Giorgio