About

THE OVERVIEW uses art, culture, and storytelling to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural world and with each other. Topics on social and environmental change are at the core of THE OVERVIEW. We hold it with Albert Einstein, who said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” To create a better future, we first have to imagine it. Culture can help to ignite our imagination, spark conversations and open up new perspectives.

 

Our name comes from the “overview effect,” a term coined by author Frank White which describes the sensation and shift of perspective astronauts report when viewing Earth from space for the first time.

“Astronauts have often described the ‘overview effect’ as an experience that has transformed their perspective of the planet and humanity’s place upon it. It enabled them to perceive the Earth as our shared home, without boundaries between nations or species,” as described in the film The Overview Effect. Through engaging stories on nature and culture, we try to bring a bit of the overview effect down to Earth.