The humanism of the past five hundred years is dead. Believing man was exceptional, it opened the abyss of extinction. A new approach is needed to establish the commonality of all life on Earth. This is not just the task of politics and philosophy. It requires the effort of all those who tear down convention in order to preserve what is meaningful. That is, the preservation of environments, but also myth, irrationality, autonomy, and joy. To these ends, isolarii revive the ‘island books’ that emerged in Venice at the start of the Renaissance, to map the cultural forces—the perennial legends and emerging icons—who represent these values and prove that the human adventure is not over.