Wildlaw Judgment Generator
As the climate warms and ecosystems collapse, and as forces for change grow ever stronger, can we reimagine the law from a more ecocentric perspective? Ideas like 'nature' and 'value' are human constructs: can we nevertheless transform our laws and norms to honour the intrinsic and relational values of nature?
The Wildlaw Judgment Generator reimagines multiple versions of a legal decision about a salmon fishery. It is loosely based on a real case, R (Mott) v. Environment Agency  UKSC 10. Fragments of the real story may surface from time to time, but nothing here is to be trusted. Its arguments are conspicuously erratic, perhaps 'wild': it asks you to judge the judging, to seek the reasons behind the reasoning.
'Wild' is a contested term: the designation of 'wilderness' has often been a settler-colonial fabrication used to cover up dispossession and extraction. Here the word is invoked to prod and provoke: the wilderness within the generator is unmistakably constructed, artificial, and yet that does not mean that it is transparent, predictable, or uninhabited.
The Wildlaw Judgment Generator was created using Twine. Lead writer and designer was Jo Lindsay Walton, with contributions from Bonnie Holligan. Illustrations by Elias Youssef, other images generated by Dall-E Mini. Music by Igor Dvorkin, Duncan Pittock, Ellie Kidd, Costas Fotopoulos. Special thanks to Hannah Blitzer, Helen Dancer, and to the UK Earth Law Judgments Project.
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