The Alternativa 2016 Damage and Loss exhibition is an attempt to capture the constant experience of loss. It links personal human experiences with economic, political and environmental conditionings. The loss of: personal integrity, dignity, health, relationships, safety, resources, accesses and last but not least – life – are the values we fear losing most. Losing any of them is a traumatic experience for individuals, communities and societies. That angst is not only experienced by us but also politically exploited. The exhibition Damage and Loss reveals fragments and draws a partial picture of this condition and anxiety – a picture which is sometimes taken from a distance. The exhibition also opens up fictional scenarios and the poetics of loss.