project: the long body

Inviting submissions for 'The Long body'

"The long body is a Native American term which refers to the individual body plus the life support systems around it. It is a much bigger conception of the human body than we have in western culture, and considers the body continuous with the larger environment.
The perception of our bodies as isolated units is dangerous because it doesn’t take into consideration that organisms live in context. We co-evolve with our habitats over many millions of years.
We think we have nervous systems to regulate our bodies- and we do- however the nervous system has other functions- for humans in particular -  it's purpose is to learn habitat and our social environment too." -- Frank Forencich

What does your 'long body' look like?

This project is open to submissions, anonymous or not, from everyone and anyone. Send photographs/drawings/musings to

All images will be displayed on this website and credit will be given for your submission with links back to your website/blog if you wish. Further permission will be sought if the images are to be shown elsewhere.