James Wyness has invited Jan Hogarth, John Wallace and me to join him for If we did something at The Stove in Dumfries on 14 Feb 10.00-16.00. This is part of his project If we do nothing. You are invited too. An open gathering, a meeting of minds from the artistic, scientific, academic, engineering and... Continue Reading →
This post is jointly authored by Holly Keasey and Fiona P McDonald (Bio below), another resident on the Santa Fe Art Institute's Water Rights Programme. By ‘becoming knowledgeable’ I mean that knowledge is grown along the myriad of paths we take as we make our ways through the world in the course of everyday activities,... Continue Reading →
The Centre for Human Ecology has just posted a video of Tim Ingold's lecture.
Sustainability is an overused word. It is much diminished by its occurrence in too many documents purporting to suggest that transport, local government or how anything is sustainable following the end of grant funding. But we know that sustainability matters and thinking out of the current construction doesn’t happen nearly enough. Tim Ingold’s lecture at... Continue Reading →
There was an interesting piece in the NY Times recently entitled Against Sustainability questioning the meaningfulness of 'sustainability' and offering a critique of the nostalgia-based version, Talk about “sustaining” nature, or “preserving” it, only exacerbates this mourning and indulges our melancholia. Like the bereaved who must learn to speak of the dead in the past tense, if... Continue Reading →