The present seems intolerable and the future impossible at the shadow of the planetary emergency. Extreme weather phenomena, ongoing forms of extractivism and species’ extinction darken the hopes and prospects for what the next generations will encounter. It is a “time of rupture” as Tsing et al write, with “deep histories” being “bulldozed into gardens of Progress.”1 It is a time that one is invited to learn how to live in ruins or to stay with the trouble2; it is a time of realisation that a new world is not really possible but ‘new ways of living with what we have, in the ruins of the present world’ need to be found3. The present moment calls for acts of care and repair that question priorities and values based on models of hierarchy and sovereignty. But how to turn towards new models based on a different understanding of growth that respects the needs and temporalities of different human and more-than-human worlds? Which forms of learning and caring can help us live and think accordingly in a time of an ongoing generalised crisis? The interests and comfort of the North have so far created misconceptions and contradictions with reference to these questions. This short essay will address this topic, while also turning to the potential for substantial change found in contemporary art-driven initiatives; it will refer to related practices and methodologies and discuss how and why it is crucial to still fight for a world of and for many worlds.