Politics

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 […]

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

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

Teddy-bears, jellyfish, zombies, piercings, felt-tips – Malmö seriefest 2016

There was something for everyone at Malmö Seriefest, April 2-3 2016, in Malmö’s central library. Here’s the organising team, from left to right: Natalia Batista Olivia Skoglund Mattis Telin-Örnblom Eileen Laurie Sofia Hedman And this is what the Swedish press – Sydsvenska – had to say. Sofia and I hung out, and counted the number […]

The truth will set you free.
But first it will piss you off.

Gloria Steinem