A four session virtual exploration into the personal experience of climate change. Ten or so participants participate in a virtual canoe journey into the uncharted country of climate change. Above is the first group – see some of their comments below!
We hold four sessions over one month. This was short as we just began our exploration. There’s a great deal more we can do to explore this territory together.
Your participation is invited. We’re having the conversation around climate change and survival that, for the most part, we’re not having! The conversation is online via simple and powerful videoconference technology. It’s held with people from all over the world.
Participant Lynn Thomas, PhD, writes:
I’m getting that this question about climate change as it really approaches me and others at our emotional core, I find that to be something I hadn’t paid that much attention to and the extent to which any activist movement really needs that kind of caretaking – where are we with that emotion – and to bring the whole person into that.
John Eastcott (carpenter):
I’ve been carrying a lot of the weight of that conversation on my own and sharing it with [my partner] and others who are open to it but it’s my perception that the opportunities to connect in that way are rare, but the online group in that space that you created in the we-space, there’s really a lot of immediacy and prese(nce. I can fully be present for myself and others in that space in a way that seems harder in everyday conversation . . .
Here’s John speaking about his experience -2:21:
Heidi Hendersson did a series of in-depth interviews with young sustainability students around their future. To a person, they weren’t able to imagine a realistic future for themselves and their work – and they had no place or language to talk about that. This is a place where we can sit with this question of climate and survival, for ourselves and others who wanted to sit with us.
It’s a virtual room but it’s not a gloomy room. A a place to welcome this strange guest, the unknown future and share how it is for us to be in relationship with it. What might we learn?
To register or explore further contact Andrew here. We’ll find a good time when there are about a dozen participants, the maximum number who will be journeying together.