Place-based Learning

The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.

Rebecca Solnit

The city gardeners of Berlin – dirt poor or dirt rich?

When I visit a city, old or new, I don’t spend so much time anymore on the museums or the cafés. Instead I head for the parks and the gardens and the lakes and the green spaces. Maybe it’s age. But I want to be outdoors and I want to see what’s growing. Access to […]

More land art with the degrowth gang

I am looking forward to holding another land art and sense-based learning workshop with the researchers at the Pufendforf Institute at Lund University. It is part of a two-day symposium titled ‘Dialogues on degrowth: Good life, consumption and transformation’. The programme consists of a roundtable, three participatory sessions and several art events. I’ll post photographs […]

If we are going to work less, does that mean we will play more?

Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.
You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?

Alice Walker – The Color Purple