Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement

This is an excellent discussion using Amitav Ghosh's 2016 book The Great Derangement. He explores the role of arts and culture with and around the environmental crisis, its entanglements and forms, from an Asian perspective as well as a European one, problematising the dominance of the scientific in the discourse (not questioning science, but questioning... Continue Reading →

The rising waters – call for contributions to the Dark Mountain Project

Do you think about the rising waters?  Do you write about them?  Do they become images in your work?  Do overflowing rivers and flooded fields haunt you.  They haunt Paul Kingsnorth. Dark Mountain issue five is currently at the printers, and will be hitting the streets (or our online shop, anyway) in early April. In... Continue Reading →

Aesthetics of Uncivilisation Pt.2

The first post under the title Aesthetics of Uncivilisation focused on responding to Charlotte Du Caan's call for submissions for the Dark Mountain Project's next publications and her reflection on Seeing through a glass darkly. She said, The fact that civilisation holds us so tightly in its unkind embrace is not only because it controls... Continue Reading →

Aesthetics of uncivilisation (call for visual works)

At Carrying the Fire, which was held at Whiston Lodge last year, Dougie Strang had asked me to contribute to the discussions, and I read a section of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison's Lagoon Cycle (1985). The poem evokes the world-wide changes resulting from the increase in heat and consequent decrease in ice. The... Continue Reading →

Carrying the Fire 2013

Dark Mountain "feels like the beginning of the story of the world. Not a world shaped by politicians or by global corporations, but by storytellers and singers who make us feel at home on the earth." Charlotte Du Cann, The Independent 14th-16th June at Wiston Lodge near Biggar, South Lanarkshire An intimate festival of ideas,... Continue Reading →

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