A one-day research workshop with Dougald Hine on Tuesday 4 June, which will take place at The End of the World Garden, Treverva.
The world-wide school strikes calling out the catastrophic trajectory of our cannibal economy provide a useful reminder of the context that we’ll turn towards in this one-day thought experiment: where does the predicament of accelerating ecological collapse leave our current research - and life – priorities? Those coming are invited to prepare for the day by familiarising themselves with Professor Jem Bendell’s 2018 IFLAS Occasional Paper Deep Adaptation, summarised here as a lecture; for those with the time, Vanessa Andriotti’s 2018 Climate Existence keynote Beyond the House that Modernity Built offers an insightful and useful complement.
The workshop will be hosted by the Dark Economies research group. Please email email@example.com with expressions of interest by Friday 6 April, saying a bit about who you are, any current involvements you have in this area, as well as the concerns & ideas you’d like to bring to the table. The day will begin with a five-minute presentation from each participant, and will offer space for an unhurried process of collaborative reflection on how we may evolve strategies and approaches towards fostering a regenerative culture in the face of ecological and related collapse.
The day will conclude with a more informal evening session, for those who wish to stay on for fire, shared food and drink, and for the opportunity for further responses to the day’s theme - including, for those that wish, through storytelling, poetry, music, performance. This evening session will be opened to others, subject to the limits of space.
If interest exceeds the 25 places offered, the Dark Economies team will select on the basis of maximum diversity - across professional & academic disciplines, age & experience, and all other spectra.
The day’s discussions will be gathered into a collaborative research document that asks how those of us involved in HE might contribute to the process of immediate and radical societal transformation required to avert catastrophe, and which posits regenerative cultural strategies to this end, at both a local and a more widely applicable level.
Any questions, feel free to get in touch. Transport to and from the workshop venue will be arranged for those who need it.