(V) Nature Connections & Indigenous Cosmologies
- 12-06-2019 19:00 - 21:00
- WeWork@Hunan Road, Shanghai
The Study Programme Ecology and Sustainability will unveil the values and the relationship one is capable of having with the natural world. Drawing from philosophers, ecologists, eco-phycologists, anthropologists, storytellers, activists and poets we will reflect on how we perceive the environment today and how we can create environmental and social change.
Every week we will explore a new subject, you can join the full course or individual session, see complete schedule here. During the programme you will receive materials such as book chapters, articles, videos and online talks to support and enrich your investigation.
What does sustainability mean to you? Where does your connection with the Earth rest?
The sessions will be facilitated in a holistic and transformative learning format and will be recorded for your keeping. Subjects will be introduced by the facilitator with PPT support and discussed by the group through an inquiry method.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
All are welcome to this study programme. We will have a small group to ensure participants get to know each other creating an intimate and safe space for conversation and learning. No background in ecology is required, simply the desire to deepen your thoughts around nature connection, ecological values and sustainability.
The programme aims to offer a space of reflection, learning and action stirring the critical thinking of participants. To guide us on this inquiry we will study and discuss different authors work such as Arne Naess, Joanna Macy, E. F. Schumacher, Stephan Harding, Aldo Leopold, Vandana Shiva, Murray Bookchin, Mathew Fox, Andrew Harvey, James Lovelock and more. You will be open to radical ecologists and thinkers while sharing your own perspective and rediscovering your own ecological values.
V. Nature Connection & Indigenous Ways of Being
Indigenous people have a tradition of conservation. In this session we will explore the traditions of indigenous tribes and how their way of being is intertwined with the natural world. Participants will be offered nature connection practices and activities they can offer to other communities (students, colleagues, friends..) and will discuss why is it important to feel the belonging to place. What can we learn from indigenous people?