PLACE International Conference: Emergency necessitates an ecoculture of mind at Invisible Scotland

Artful ecoforest researcher Cathy Fitzgerald attended the 2013 PLACE International Symposia 'Invisible Scotland'. Here is her contribution to the catalogue that documented the event

Stories and Art of the Great Turning – meet authors and artists at Bristol book launch

"The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world - we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world,…Read more Stories and Art of the Great Turning – meet authors and artists at Bristol book launch

Stories of the Great Turning book includes Hollywood – out soon

You are now able to pre-order the new book inspired by Joanna Macy's work The Great Turning. My project 'Seeing the Forest: the Hollywood diaries' was chosen for  'The Great Artful Inquiry' chapter on artistic responses  to the themes in Joanna's internationally acclaimed work. It's very exciting to think my work will be appearing in…Read more Stories of the Great Turning book includes Hollywood – out soon

Seeing the forest selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry

“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy 'We hope you are inspired to make your own artful responses to The Great Turning through these images and words.'    ~    James Aldridge, Chris Seeley & Kathy Skerritt, curators…Read more Seeing the forest selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry

New Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School publication

8 This post was update 2.1. 13 A great legacy of the Dublin Red Stables Art & Ecology summer school, in which I took part in August, has now been produced. The series of events and projects have been reviewed and collated into a new publication created by the Dublin City Arts Office, edited by …Read more New Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School publication

Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Please note: a revised and extended new version of this article will be published in the EarthLines March 2014 magazine .   "Nature photographs have become something of a problem', Joy Williams, quoted by Bart Welling in Ecoporn: on the limits of visualising the nonhuman, 2009. "The representational challenges are acute, requiring creative ways of…Read more Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Writing in the Anthropocene and the ecological humanities journal

I wish I'd seen this before writing my last article The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide. The Ecological Humanities is an Australian journal/resource info website inspired by the work of the late Val Plumwood, a leader in ecofeminist thought. They had a special issue of Writing in the Anthropocene here in 2009, Introduction: Writing…Read more Writing in the Anthropocene and the ecological humanities journal