Shakespeare’s allegories anticipate philosophical, social, economic and personal debates of sustainability. They hold numerous memory images, which serve to train our memory, so we can learn to reason by analogy.

Memory can be trained by paying attention, repeating what we hear, and then by placing what we hear on what we know. This is how the application of Shakespeare’s sustaining allegory works.

The memory image on this website [1] points to the quintessence of Shakespeare’s works. It explains why Shakespeare anticipates sustainability debates in many fields and in any time. You can read the full story in Atlas, the human dimension of changing space: get the download link via the column on the right.


[1] © Petra van der Lem, 2015