We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
When we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.
This autumn I am organising a Land Art project with Sorgenfriskolan in Malmö. Working with ages 6-10, I’ll be helping the pupils (and teachers) to create in nature. Our first “canvas” will be the beech forest at Torup, about 12km from the city of Malmö. It is not just an opportunity to make art in […]
In dark times, what do we reach out for? For music, food, love? For dear friends and the solace of the natural world? How do make our peace? And find the strength to continue? Thank you Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016). If it be your will That I speak no more […]
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 round table, three participatory sessions and several art events. I’ll post […]
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, […]
Spring really is on its way in the north of Europe. The bees were out yesterday, tasting the air. And this beautiful guy was hanging out in Pildammspark in Malmö.
I spent August 14th to 17th, 2014 at Friland ecovillage in Denmark, my first ever Nordic permaculture festival. The fabulous Bärfis gang from Malmö (they run two forest gardens where they work with schools) had a spare seat on the bus and took me along. The drive there gave us time to talk and throw ideas […]