We Maltese have always conceptualised joy and misery in terms of physical space; words like roħob, merħba or dwejjaq are all associated with space. It is interesting how having to share our meagre 316Km2 of land has seeped into our language long before our population reached its current size. And yet it is not surprising, because choosing what to do with this limited resource is a profoundly political, even, ethical issue. Who we are as a society is defined by the kind of landscapes we leave behind.

Let us take agriculture. There is a concern that farming will disappear due…

Abigail Muscat

I care about the point where nature meets society. Intellectual flâneur. Write about politics, environment, culture, sustainable food systems.

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